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Bushfires in Victoria, Australia February, 2009. Photo taken from outside Alissa Rowley's house in Traralgon.

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1 Bushfires in Victoria, Australia February, 2009

2 Photo taken from outside Alissa Rowley's house in Traralgon.

3 Photo taken by Shenae Sutcliffe from Tynong North.

4 Strong winds set in with the cool change at Drouin, driving the fire very close to residential areas. Picture: Tim Carrafa

5 Photo taken by Rhys Smith of Churchill/Hazelwood fire, Lawless Rd.

6 Mount Disapointment - King Lake and surrounds from Everton Stud Eden Park. Picture: Chris Sheffield

7 Photo taken by Anna Blaney from Commercial Road, Morwell.

8 Looking south-east from Morwell towards Hazelwood Power Station. Picture: Anthony Heinemann

9 A smoke cloud approaches Labertouche, near Pakenham, east of Melbourne. Picture: Alex Coppel

10 Bushfire dwarfs a fire-truck at Labertouche, near Pakenham, east of Melbourne. Picture: Alex Coppel

11 Photo taken by Nicole Finlayson of the fire approaching Warragul.

12 Photo taken by Nick Hill of the Bunyip State forest taken from a property on the Labertouche North Road.

13 Photo taken by Chris Roche of bushfires at Narre Warren North, Harkaway.

14 A bushfire burns in the Bunyip State Forest near the township of Tonimbuk. Picture: AAP/Andrew Brownbill

15 Fires at Drouin West, main Neerim Road. Picture: Andrew Bukolt

16 Photo taken by Chris Roche of bushfires at Narre Warren North, Harkaway.

17 Photo taken by Jake Valance of the Kinglake fire.

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19 A fire at the corner of Sth Gippsland Hwy and Evans road, Lynbrook on Saturday afternoon. Picture: Naomi Allen

20 Photo taken by Jamie Liddle of the fire behind the Wandong General Store.

21 Photo taken by Jake Valance of the Kinglake

22 Photo taken by Jake Valance of the Kinglake fire.

23 The remains of a house burns near Kinglake West after a bushfire decimated the area. Picture: Stuart McEvoy

24 Photo taken by Daniel Cleaveley at Steels Creek.

25 Brian Kelly fights the fires overnight with his family and friends to save his Kilmore East property. Picture: Nicole Garmston

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28 A fire in the La Trobe Valley, near Churchill, continues to burn threatening houses in the area. Aaron Van Der Steen hoses down spot fires at Shane Chapman's house at Thompson Road, Hazelwood South. Picture: Stuart McEvoy

29 CFA fire fighter from the Gapsted crew moves into position fighting a scrub fire on property off Blacks Flat Road near Beechworth. Picture: David Caird

30 A CFA firefighter walks towards the roaring flames defending a property near the Pinnacles on Blacks Flat Road in the Mudgeegonga region. Picture: David Caird

31 Flames roar behind a CFA truck as fire fighters defend a property near the Pinnacles on Blacks Flat Road in the Mudgeegonga region. Picture: David Caird

32 Strong winds set in with the cool change at Drouin, driving the fire very close to residential areas. Picture: Tim Carrafa

33 A CFA firefighter walks towards the roaring flames defending a property near the Pinnacles on Blacks Flat Road in the Mudgeegonga region. Picture: David Caird

34 Firefighters work to contain a fire near the Dandenong Bypass in Keysborough. Picture: Rudy Chitty

35 Photo take by Luke Corstorphin of the smoke over Warragul and a helicopter taking water from the Warragul Golf Course dam.

36 The Erickson Air Crane drops water on bushfire in the Bunyip State Park. Picture: Peter Ward

37 Photo taken by Chris Roche of bushfires at Narre Warren North, Harkaway.

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40 Photo taken by Chris Roche of bushfires at Narre Warren North, Harkaway

41 Photo taken by Chris Roche of bushfires at Narre Warren North, Harkaway.

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43 Fire at Dandenong Bypass in Keysborough which threatened factories and closed EastLink. Picture: Rudy Chitty

44 A fire threatens a factory near the Dandenong Bypass in Keysborough. Picture: Rudy Chitty

45 CFA black out areas that have been affected by the fires that were burning in Stanley, approximately 15 km from Beechworth. Picture: Renee Nowytarger

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48 Healesville is still on bushfire alert as fires are burning on the hills surrounding the town. Picture: Ellen Smith

49 Aaron Robertson from the Kinglake CFA stands in the ruins of his house. He was down in St Andrews fighting fires when Kinglake was hit. He and the crew that he was with saved a number of houses in St Andrews. Picture: Jon Hargest

50 CFA firefighters prepare for another day at the fires. Picture: Norm Oorloff

51 CFA crews blacking out in the Melbourne Water catchment areas on Maroondah Highway, just out of Healesville. Picture: Ellen Smith

52 A red and white tape around the letterbox means this house at Flowedale has been searched for victims of the fire. Picture: David Crosling

53 Sam the Koala has been bandaged up after suffering in bush fires near Mirboo North in Gippsland. Picture: Rebecca Michael.

54 CFA volunteer David Tree helps a distressed koala in burnt-out forest at Mirboo North. Pic: Russell Vickery

55 Photo taken by Chris Roche of bushfires at Narre Warren North, Harkaway.

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57 Horses look for food on the blackened ground in the Mudgeegonga region. Picture: David Caird

58 Mittons Bridge Road, St Andrews. Picture: Craig Borrow

59 This is the first time in 30 years properties in the Healesville area have burned down. Little remains of Ainsworth Avenue, Chum Creek. Picture: Ellen Smith

60 Trees, looking like burnt matches, show the fury of the fire. Picture: Mark Smith

61 A burnt out car sits beside a blackened twisted tree on a destroyed property on Myrtleford-Yackandandah Rd. Picture: David Caird

62 The devastated township of Kinglake. Picture: Mark Smith/ Courtesy of Channel 10 helicopter

63 Burnt out houses in Kinglake. Picture: Jon Hargest

64 The aftermath at Strathewen. Picture: Nicki Connolly

65 Peter Byrne stands in the ruins of Flowerdale where most of the town has burned down. Picture: David Crosling

66 Kinglake resident Peter Meegan looks through what little remains of Middle Kinglake Primary School. It iwas completely destroyed. Only an equipment shed stands. Picture: Jon Hargest

67 A huge building in Marysville reduced to rubble by the bushfire. Picture: Mark Smith/ Courtesy of Channel 10 helicopter

68 The remains of a property after bushfires fires tore through Yarra Glen. Picture: Rebecca Michael

69 The remains of a burnt Australian flag still flies by a thread. Picture: David Caird


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