Central victoria survives harsh fire season as more than 80 homes destroyed in fire

Central victoria survives harsh fire season as more than 80 homes destroy바카라ed in fire

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Victoria is experiencing its hottest summer on record with an influx of strong fire season fire weather, with more than 80 ho우리카지노mes destroyed by a series of hot and dry fire storms.

A record heatwave h바카라as caused up to 40 per cent more heatwaves in Victoria since record keeping began in 1951.

More than 1,500 fires have broken out across the state in August since January.

With about 20 per cent of households without power, Victoria Fire Brigade says it was extremely fortunate for the majority not to be directly affected by the hottest months.

“So far in August we have actually seen just a small reduction in the number of fires when we look at both direct and indirect costs compared to August of last year,” Mr Taylor said.

The fire weather was causing power cutbacks across Victoria in the summer but it has since picked up again, according to Mr Taylor.

About 1,000 people were in danger of losing power over the summer and there were about 5,500 fewer people without power during August.

“Over a period of time that can only help because we’re all getting hot,” Mr Taylor said.

Topics: fires, disasters-and-accidents, vic, australia

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