Monthly Archives: February 2009

Lightning One Element of Australia Wildfires

Australia is  experiencing the deadliest wildfires in their history with the current death toll at 134 people. While the Australian wildfires have a few causes,  lightning is one element directly related to the fire’s spread.

The Associated Press reports that, “Wildfires are common during the Australian summer. Government research shows about half of the roughly 60,000 fires each year are deliberately lit or suspicious. Lightning and people using machinery near dry brush are other causes.”

My prayers go out to those affected by the wildfires both in Australia and back here in the States. God bless.

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