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Historical Fires

Historical Fires in the last 150 years

In the 150 years between 1855 - 2005, there have been several bushfires. Bushfires are an international problem which affect Australia and the USA in a very big way because fires destroy grass, buildings and can have significant effects on livestock (cows, pigs etc).

2002/2003 Bushfire Season

As in the last 150 years in Australia, late 2002 and first 3 months of 2003 Australia experienced some of the worst bushfires since settlement began with the Europeans. In some areas of the country, severe drought brought on these fires but in other cases it could have been multiple factors.