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آتش‌سوزی‌های گسترده در بیشه‌های شمال شرقی استرالیا

افزایش موج گرما در استرالیا منجر به دست‌کم ۴۰ آتش سوزی در بیشه‌های ایالت کوئینزلند در در شمال شرقی استرالیا شده است.

این آتش‌سوزی‌ها باعث شده که صدها شهروند این ایالت محل زندگی خود را ترک کنند.

آتش‌سوزی‌های ناشی از گرما در این وقت سال در ایالت کوئینزلند غیرمعمول است.

گسترده‌ترین این آتش‌سورهای به وسعت ۴۵۰ کیلومتر در شمال شهر بریزبن، مرکز ایالت کوئینزلند رخ داده است که منجر به نابودی و آسیب دیدن چندین خانه شده است.

در پارک ملی دیپ‌واتر در سالحل شرقی استرالیا، آتش سوزی بیش از ۱۰۰ کیلومتر مربع را از بین برده است.

این آتش‌سوزی‌های از روز شنبه آغاز شده است و ممکن است تا خاموشی کامل چند روز طول بکشد.

این نگرانی وجود دارد که در صورت وزش باد آتش‌سوزی گسترش یابد. بنا بر گزارش‌ها دمای هوا در روزهای آینده افزایش می‌یابد و از رطوبت هوا نیز کاسته خواهد شد.

در سال ۲۰۰۹ در جریان فاجعه‌بارترین آتش‌سوزی جنگلی استرالیا، بیشتر از ۱۷۰ نفر در این ایالت جان باختند.

پیش از آن در سال ۱۹۸۳ آتش سوزی های طبیعی جان ۷۵ نفر را طی یک روز که به "چهارشنبه خاکستری" معروف شد گرفت.


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