Today in Australian History -  Saturday, February 7,     2009 - Today marks the start of the horrific Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria, which eventually kill 173 and 414 were injured. Click photo for more info.

Today in Australian History - Saturday, February 2009 - Today marks the start of the horrific Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria, which eventually kills 173 and 414 were injured. Click photo for more info.

A man saves a koala during a forrest fire

A firefighter gives water to a koala during the devastating Black Saturday bushfires that burned across Victoria, Australia, in Koalas will drink water if there is a bush fire or it is too hot. Normally they get their water from eating eucalyptus leaves.

Australia bushfires destroy more than 100 homes - YouTube

More than 100 homes have been destroyed by bushfires in southern Australia. Hundreds of firefighters spent Christmas tackling the blaze.

Epicormic regrowth from base of Eucalyptus tree, four months after Black Saturday bushfires, Strathewen

After the fire - new epicormic growth and rich fertiliser from the ash.

▶ Black Saturday Bushfires Australia - Nature Recovers - YouTube 4:22 min

Within weeks after the bush fires of Black Saturday decimate over one million acres of land, the forests begin to regenerate.

Experiences of the survivors of Black Saturday bush fires 2009

February 2009 Marysville, Victoria, is in a state of shock after the worst bush fires ever recorded in Australian history reduced its landscape to ashes.

Remembering the people and lives lost in the Black Saturday fires. The equivalent of football ovals burnt out.

Hot, dry and windy conditions combined with unusual  phenomena to cause the Black Saturday fires, says a new study.

WEEPING people fled the courtroom today as emotional amateur footage was played depicting the moment a deadly Black Saturday "fire tornado", which killed more than 100 people, approached St Andrews homes.

Black Saturday | Australian Broadcasting Corporation - /stories/mosaic

Black Saturday | Australian Broadcasting Corporation - /stories/mosaic


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