As we are on our way home I’m looking out the window, my whole family almost in tears at how devastating everything is. Pretty much every single house has been burnt down to the ground. There are injured people and animals everywhere, all of them covered in horrific burns. Finally we reached where our house used to be. Its destroyed, the only thing left is the living room standing in all the ash. I wasn’t expecting the damage to be this bad. All over victoria at least 210 people have been killed and hundreds are still missing. Over 6000 structures and houses were burnt to the ground including my own and thousands were damaged. Because the fires hit most of Victorias Bushland more than a million of Victoria’s natural wildlife were killed, and they say it will take over 50 years for the animals to recover from the fires.it is estimated that the fire caused over $1 billion worth of damages.  The news says It is estimated the energy released by the Black Saturday Bushfires, was the equivalent of 1,500 Hiroshima atomic bombs They called that dreading 5 weeks “Black Saturday

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My destroyed house after black Saturday, and only the living room standing

Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2009-02-08/forensic-police-sift-through-a-burnt-out-house/1323770

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Local firefighter feeding a thirsty, injured Koala.

Source: http://advocacy.britannica.com/blog/advocacy/2009/11/the-australian-%E2%80%9Cblack-saturday%E2%80%9D-bushfires-of-2009/

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