Black Saturday

Fatal bushfire

What were the damages of this fire??

The Black Saturday bushfires were a series of bushfires that ignited or were burning across the Australian state of Victoria on and around Saturday, 7 February 2009. The fires occurred during extreme bushfire-weather conditions and resulted in Australia's highest ever loss of life from a bushfire; 173 people died and 414 were injured as a result of the fires.

As many as 400 individual fires were recorded on 7 February. Following the events of 7 February 2009 and its aftermath, that day has become widely referred to as Black Saturday

What were the effects of these fires?

Beyond the 173 deaths, 120 of them caused by a single firestorm, the fires destroyed over 2,030 houses and more than 3,500 structures,and damaged thousands more. Destroyed thousands of acres of property and killed thousands of wildlife

The 2009 Black Saturday Bushfires (Australia)
Black Saturday - Victorian Bushfires, February 2009