Terra satellite, flying over the island of Tasmania January 6, 2013, recorded several large wildfires. During this period, the Australian island state of experienced dramatic times. Extreme heat combined with prolonged drought started on the island of "red rooster".
On the picture, taken at 23:55 GMT, red dots indicate the fire. From them, the wind drag of smoke plumes. Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported on January 7 that the two forest fire came very close to the coast.The largest fire was burning in the south-west of the island, in the reserve. National weather bureau Read more [...]
The fire in the Brazilian Kiss nightclub killed 245 people, another 50 were hospitalized in the hospital of Santa Maria. Today is the identification of victims of the tragedy ... According to ITAR-TASS, the only club were about two thousand people, most of them were students of the Federal University of Santa Maria. During his speech, the rock band staged a fireworks show, sparks flew off to the side and ended up in the sound insulation, which quickly ignited. It should be noted that the administration of the club repeatedly made remarks on the major issues in the field of fire safety.Since Read more [...]
January 6, 2013 in the vicinity of the National Park Vadbilliga, New South Wales, started a fire, which could cope with only 15 numbers. During this time, the fire destroyed more than 10,500 hectares of forest and vegetation.
NASA satellite could take a picture, "scar" left by the fire. Scorched vegetation appears red in the image, areas not affected by the fire — dark green. Pastures and agricultural land marked in light green and reddish hues.
Forest fire raging in the Australian state of New South Wales, has damaged the country's largest Observatory Siding Spring. However, its main telescope was saved from the fire. This official said the State Fire Service, Laura Ryan. On Sunday night, the fire crept close to the observatory, located 460 km north-west of Sydney. Struggled with the elements more than 60 firefighters, but their actions the strong dry wind. In Siding Spring found a total of 10 telescopes, including the most powerful in Australia. It operates international team of scientists - astronomers from Australia, Britain, Read more [...]
The hot weather and strong winds to the rapid spread of fires in Australia. And if the day before authorities say the fires have been contained, today announced a new round of evacuation from dangerous areas.
The authorities of New South Wales, where registered more than 100 fires, describe the situation as catastrophic and recommend citizens to immediately leave dangerous areas.
The fire also spread quickly through the island state of Tasmania and Victoria.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard, who on the eve of visit Tasmania today warned residents about the possibility of new fires.
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In Australia, as a result of hot and dry weather and high winds, quickly spread uncontrolled fires. Only one state, New South Wales is now registered about one hundred large fires. Residents of some areas were forced to evacuate. Fires also spread across the island state of Tasmania. Firefighters fighting with fire in Victoria. In at least four areas of New South Wales authorities have acknowledged the situation catastrophic. This means that each new ignition lead to uncontrolled and rapidly spreading fire. Residents in these areas are urged to leave. Australian Prime Minister Julia Read more [...]
On the island of Tasmania, which is 240 km from the south-east coast of Australia, swept several strong forest fires, lost more than 100 people, said a British television channel Sky News on Sunday. According to emergency services personnel in the region, more than a dozen large fires completely devastated about 80 large private premises, destroying at least 100 homes. As a result, thousands of residents of towns and villages located in the interior of the island, were forced to indefinitely move to evacuation centers opened in the coastal towns. Hot and dry weather still does not allow the Read more [...]
More than 10 large wildfires are raging in Tasmania 240 kilometers off the southeastern coast of Australia. Hot and dry weather does not allow firefighters to bring the situation under control. No casualties and injuries have been reported yet. However, several thousand residents of towns and villages located in the interior of the island, were forced to leave their homes and spend the previous night in evacuation centers opened in the coastal cities.
The most severe fire raging about 100 kilometers north of the largest city in Tasmania - Hobart. The fire destroyed nearly 10 thousand hectares Read more [...]
Thousands of Australians were left without their homes in fires started by a heat wave, AFP reported citing local police.Fires in southeast Tasmania were caused unprecedented heat: on Friday the temperature reached the mark of 41.8 degrees Celsius - an absolute record since 1883, when Australia began keeping weather observations. The flames blocked the only road to the coastal town of Hobart, where the items were organized assistance and temporary shelter for the victims. About a thousand residents of communities where the element has destroyed up to 40% of homes have been evacuated by the police Read more [...]
Pictures of the night in Australia from space made satellite "Suomi En-pee" in the NASA "Black Marble" show that in the western parts of the continent of the lighted area visible in the middle of the vast desert areas. What caused this glow? Most of the light spots are located at a significant distance from the urban and industrial facilities are due to natural wildfires.Note that the pictures were "Suomi En-pee" for several passes over Australia in April and October 2012. At the final photographs reflected on fires recorded companion for the entire period of observation, Read more [...]
In the city of Arsenyev Primorsky Territory extinguished a major fire that broke out on Sunday night local time, nine-storey apartment building. As a result, emergency burned 1,000 square meters of the attic and roof. Of homes were evacuated 350 people, there are no victims.
As reported in the Main Emergency Ministry in the Primorsky Territory, all the people settled in the sports complex or with relatives and friends.
With fire for four hours fighting nine vehicles and 31 people personnel fire the city. Cope failed to fire only in the morning. Water flooded the eighth and ninth floor of a Read more [...]
Fire at oil platform American company Black Elk Energy in the Gulf of Mexico, where the explosion occurred on Friday, eliminated. This was reported by representatives of the U.S. Coast Guard. At the time of the accident at the production platform, located 40 kilometers from the town of Grand Isle on the coast of Louisiana, was 26. As a result, emergency affected 11 people who were taken to hospital by helicopter. Four of them are in critical condition. Two other workers were missing platform, currently under the search. In this case, the Coast Guard denied previously circulated information Read more [...]
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