Talk:2008–09 Australian bushfire season

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I deleted 'On 30 March, two fires began, a 1,000 hectare fire in the Glenelg Ranges in Gippsland, and a 100 hectare fire near Bright'. Query 'Glenelg Ranges in Gippsland'. I'm not aware of any with this name and couldn't find a reference to them. I know the area pretty well. Where are they? If we can clear it up it could go back in.Wodawik (talk) 01:46, 7 February 2010 (UTC)


Basic Guidelines[edit]

Just a few points to keep in mind when adding bushfire occurance to this article. Nick carson (talk) 08:17, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

  • 1. Remember that hundreds of fires are burning all over the country during the summer months, many of these are grass and scrub fires. Many fires are left to burn on public land and many are controlled only until they are contained. For the sake of being concise, these fires should not be included in this article.
  • 2. Fires that pose a threat to private property are particularly notable as the likelyhood of such fires occuring so close to urban areas is quite low, they also affect the surrounding community in many different ways.
  • 3. Large fire complexes (multiple fires that combine) should be included.
  • 4. Fires listed as medium and large on the CFA Incident Summary (and other state equivilents) should be included, provided they are not merely extensive grass fires burning in secluded areas.
  • 5.1 Feel free to further refine these guidelines.
  • 5.2 These guidelines are also included in the other Australian bushfire season articles so make sure your updates are included in these articles too.
  • 5.3 A template of these guidelines should be made at a future date for better organisation.

Dandenongs Fire[edit]

Surely we should add a section here on today's Dandenong and Muskvale fires. 2 firetrucks and 1 house have been lost near Belgrave Heights and 3 firefighters injured and also posed great threat for suburbia. The Muskvale fire has spread over 2000ha. Are they notable enough?

Correct Date[edit]

Was it until Autumn of 2009 or May 2009? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 125.24.177.126 (talk) 11:01, 13 March 2010 (UTC)

Assessment comment[edit]

The comment(s) below were originally left at Talk:2008–09 Australian bushfire season/Comments, and are posted here for posterity. Following several discussions in past years, these subpages are now deprecated. The comments may be irrelevant or outdated; if so, please feel free to remove this section.

it might be good if someone includes the bushfires in malmsbury victoria in late January 2009.
heres a news article on the subject: http://leader-news.whereilive.com.au/news/story/bushfire-alert-near-towns-of-malmsbury-and-taradale-in-melbournes-north/

Last edited at 17:39, 25 November 2011 (UTC). Substituted at 06:01, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

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