Australia is generally prone to fires while the climate is hot especially during the summer.In fact at one place or other a bush fire ( of small intensity) is commonplace in Australia and only when a fire crosses the average limit, it is reported widely or known outside
Unlike grass fire the bush fires move slowly but its capacity to destroy things on the way is far greater.
More than 4000 fire fighters are working day and night with helps from other states and the end is not visible yet. It is one thing to read a story of disaster and quite another thing to lose everything absurdly on a fire.
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