Bushfires ablaze in New South Wales and Tasmania

Bushfire rage

Here is an update on the fire south of Bicheno. Wind feels more southerly so at least it's a little cooler... #bicheno #bushfire #tasmania Bushfire Smoke Over Kingston, Tasmania

Tallong Hillside Sunset

Long Point Fire 2/1/12 Long Point Fire 3/1/12

Hell's gate

For several days now, powerful bushfires have been devastating the Australian states of Tasmania and New South Wales. Temperatures above 40°C (104°F) and strong winds of over 100 kph (62 mph) challenge local firefighters do their best this summer to bring the inferno under control. Read more on the Australian bushfires on Yahoo!7 News.

Our best wishes to all of you affected by the bushfires – stay safe!

Photos from ToniFish, NannaWoo, cjbj, rjrgmc28, and Kel O’Shea. Also check out Kel O’Shea‘s complete set Long Point Fire.

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