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Australia Heatwave Jan 2019 (General)

by dulan drift, Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 09:11 (500 days ago) @ dulan drift

The bushfires have started - around 40 fires burning in Tasmania - mostly started from dry lightning strikes.

Conditions expected to get worse in coming days.

Tasmania, an island twice the size of Taiwan in the southeast of Australia, is normally a pretty cold and wet place with large areas of forested wilderness. This wilderness, in the right conditions (which we have - dry, hot summer), represents a massive fuel source for a major fire.

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