Australian bush fires have killed dozens of people and burnt hundreds of homes in the worst fire disaster in three decades.
It is the speed of the wild fires which has overwhelmed firefighters as they try to stop them engulfing whole towns. Wildfires are a natural annual event in Australia but this year a combination of scorching weather and tinder dry bush have combined to create prime conditions for infernos. Hospitals have been overwhelmed, with most people being treated for serious burns. An appeal has gone out for blood donors to assist medical teams aiding burns victims. The worst affected area has been southern part of Victoria where temperatures have been soaring around fifty degrees farenheit Tens of thousands hectares have gone up in flames and with firefighters fully stretched elsewhere its has been left to home owners to do what they can to save their properties. Many though have lost their homes and members of their families to the flames. The Australian Prime Minister says Hell and its fury have visited the people of Victoria.