Red Tuesday bushfires

The Red Tuesday bushfires took place on 1 February 1898 in South Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. The bushfires claimed 12 lives, destroyed over 2,000 buildings,[1] and affected about 15,000 people, leaving 2,500 homeless.[2] A total area of 260,000 hectares (640,000 acres) of bushland and farmland was destroyed by the fires.[3]

Red Tuesday bushfires
Gippsland, Sunday night, February 20th, 1898.jpg
Gippsland, on Sunday 20 February 1898
(Source:John Longstaff)
LocationSouth Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
Statistics
Date(s)1 February 1898
Burned area260,000 hectares (640,000 acres)
Buildings destroyed2,000
Deaths12

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Major Bushfires in Victoria". Department of Sustainability and Environment. Archived from the original on 22 March 2012. Retrieved 15 November 2011.
  2. ^ "South Gippsland, Victoria: Bushfires". EMA Disasters Database. Australian Government. 13 September 2006. Archived from the original on 13 February 2009. Retrieved 24 May 2008.
  3. ^ "Bushfire history". Victoria State Government. Retrieved 12 September 2015.

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