Can Hobart be burnt as well?

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  • Can Hobart be burnt as well?


Answer #1 | 13/01 2013 14:39
Answer #2 | 13/01 2013 15:24
Hobart is more at risk than most other Australian cities from bush fires being smaller and with bushland more extensive and closer. Some Hobart suburbs (South Hobart for example) are included in the Tasmania Fire Service's Bushfire Protection Plan with identified safer places. Bushland close to and even withing the city is more of a risk than weatherboard houses.
Answer #3 | 14/01 2013 23:35
If such incident goes on then it may happen so just prevent it
Answer #4 | 15/01 2013 16:04
Given the right conditions, a fire can leap from a forested area into a town/city. Extremely high winds can combine with dry fuel to form a fire storm. The heat can cause houses to literally explode. This would be a rare event. This scenario occurred in Canberra in 2003 with the loss of 500 houses. The fire came out of the bush, into a plantation forest and into the suburbs. Usually the houses don't just burst into flames (although they can); they are mostly ignited by embers blown kilometres ahead of the fire front.

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