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Bushfires in Australia Facts for Kids Video


                                         Bushfires in Australia

Bushfires are also known as wild fires, vegetation fires, forest fires etc. They are part of the Australian landscape. They have been around for about 50 million years and now became a regular thing with the climate of Australia. A bushfire can be defined as an uncontrollable fire. They cause major damage to property and human life. Vegetation works as a fuel for these fires. They occur on every continent except Antarctica.

Quick Facts: –

  • They can be caused by volcanic eruption, lightning, self heating etc.
  • These bushfires are preceded by high temperature, strong winds and low humidity.
  • Four of the five deadliest fires of Australia on record have been in Victoria.
  • In 2007, Australia had an average 3284 bushfires per week.
  • Change in climate doesn’t light fires but it creates favourable conditions for more dangerous and frequent bushfires.
  • These bushfires are scary fast.
  • According to CSIRO, the science agency of Australia, back burns are the only solution to control the bush fires.
  • Back burn is a process in which a controllable fire needs to get started in the fire threat area so the bushfire will not get sufficient fuel and stop right then and there.




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