Canberra Bushfires 2003 & Ember Protection

On the 8th January 2003 in Canberra, with temperatures around 370C, low humidity and strong gusty winds, lightning strikes caused multiple bushfires to break out in the Kosciuszko and Namadgi National Parks surrounding Canberra. By the 18th January these fires combined to create a 25 km fire front and with wind gusts of up to 65 km/h, the fire raged towards the outer suburbs of Duffy at around 3pm on…

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