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    Once again summer has hurt Australia with out of control fires. I know there are quite a few Aussies on this forum and I pray everybody and their loved ones are safe.

    For those who are unaware 50 people have been killed by fires raging in Victoria so far and more deaths are expected. The part that most people can never understand is arsonists are probably responsible for starting and re-lighting some of the fires. People like that make the death penalty look like a good idea. Heartless.

    Please be safe.

     
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    I was reading about this on CNN, my hopes and prayers go out to all of you.
     
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    Mother nature is a fierce one indeed. Sorry, and hope things get better.
     
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    Yeah. :( I heard 6 of those deaths were in the same family, and they were all trapped inside the car when they died.

    I can't imagine what it would be like for the survivors; to suddenly leave their homes behind, and to come back and only find charcoal ruins.

    Floods in Queensland... now fires in Victoria...

    I'm gonna shutup now.
     
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    Are you near where it's flooding?
     
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    yeah, I live in Townsville, which has had flooding, but isn't as bad as some of the surrounding areas. Ingham has been the worst affected, as well as a few other places.. anyway because of all the rain we've been been pretty much cut off from everywhere else...our supermarket shelves are almost empty because no-one can get through. there have been a few deaths which is very sad, but the death toll is not half as devasting as the fires :|
     
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    This is so horrible... it makes me agonize just to read about it. But I do, as you do, because if we turned our backs and didn't face the atrocities of this world where would we be? Breaks my heart tho - some of the stories....There are some truely evil people in this world, and the innocent suffer.

    God Bless and be with you.
     
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    I was just reading about the fires this morning. I have loved ones in southern California, and I know the kind of devastation wildfires can bring. You live in a state of constant anxiety... if that wind shifts just a little, your life can change forever.

    My heart goes out to all affected :(
     
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    Anyone who would commit arson is an incredibly small minded person. I don't think they have any idea what kind of harm their actions cause. Maybe i'm just being too sympathetic.
     
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    That is absolutely awful, it makes me sad to read it. :[

    And I too have a very close friend in California. I remember how horrible it was when she told me about that fire.. I think it was about a year ago.
     
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    Considering the destruction fires have caused to property and the lives it’s claimed in the past here it would have to be a very ignorant and stupid person not to understand the potential consequences of lighting a fire in the bush land in 40oC/110oF+ temperatures.

    I think for the most part they know what may happen, for Christs sake some are reported as trying to re-light fires the CFS have already extinguished, one could assume this involves incidents after the first casualties were known about and even if they didn't summer fires here are not uncommon, people know what they can do.

    I think you’re either dealing with a mental problem that is deeply, deeply disturbing or individuals that have no respect for anything outside of their life. Sadly I think the first may be blamed even when the second is more true.
     
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    A person is behind this?

    Wow.
     
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    It happened in California too. Some people are sick.
     
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    Yeah, I know this as well, but some people are so Beautiful too! Many on this forum exemplify this. It does a heart good.
     
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    You just have to hope that for every person who would want to cause so much destruction there are also people who want to liberate and heal...to balance things out. I guess if I have faith in anything, it's that principle
     
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    Nah, not one person. There are quite a few fires throughout the state and the heat mixed with the dryness would have been a factor but there are reports of arsonists starting some and re-lighting some that have been put out, exactly how much they are responsible for isn't known.

    The death toll is at 108.

     
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    :( this is incredibly sad. my heart and hopes go out to all of you.

    how often does this happen lurker?
     
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