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    Senior Member G'day Mate's Avatar
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    The hills are on fire

    The current big news here in Australia is that there's a pretty large bushfire that's been burning out of control (although I think it's mostly contained now) for a few days in the Adelaide hills (including areas I often go riding). The perimeter is about 240km (150mi) and it's been burning in all directions. My sister and her husband are both volunteer firefighters and have been doing this sort of stuff since Saturday:

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    反重力 Rikadyn's Avatar
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    the hills are on fire is the name of my speed metal band that only covers sound of music songs

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    Can you tell them they missed a spot?

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    Are burnt trees completely dead, or can they grow leaves again after a while?

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    Hmmm, I've seen bush fire trees with green sprouts once before, but I don't really know.

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    I know a place where the hills are literally on fire...

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centralia_mine_fire

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    Me too.


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    The hills are on fire...with the sound of music!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LHutton View Post
    Are burnt trees completely dead, or can they grow leaves again after a while?
    Quote Originally Posted by G'day Mate View Post
    Hmmm, I've seen bush fire trees with green sprouts once before, but I don't really know.
    Depends on the tree variety and how hot the fire was.

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