Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Aussie Wildfires

The Kilmore East-Murrindindi South Complex has been beaten down after threatening the towns of Warburton, Healesville and many other communities in the Yarra Valley since the February 7 inferno which claimed at least 210 lives.

The efforts of firefighters to put in containment lines combined with rain overnight and throughout today enabled the CFA to finally list the fire, which had burnt out 86,000 hectares, as contained.

"It's a really significant step and a great morale booster for firefighters and the community," CFA spokesman Mike Goode said. -
Puckin' eh, miss.

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