ASH

WEDNESDAY

FACTS

 

 

 

 

 

RESOURCES

 

 

 

AMOUNT

ITEMS

SOURCE

 

16,000

fire fighters

CFA & DSE

 

500

personnel

Defence Forces

 

1,000

personnel

Police

 

400

vehicles (fire trucks ect)

 

 

11

choppers

 

 

14

fixed wing aircraft

 

 

 

 

 

 

GENERAL

FACTS

 

 

AMOUNT

FACT

 

 

47

lives lost

Victoria

 

210,000

hectares burnt

Victoria

 

2,080

homes lost

Victoria

 

$50,000,000

damage to timber in forests

Victoria

 

$200,000,000

property damage

Victoria

 

208,000

hectares burnt

South Australia

 

21,000

hectares of pine plantations

South Australia

 

28

lives lost

South Australia

 

283

homes lost

South Australia

 

$200,000,000

total damage cost of fires

South Australia

 

82

commercial properties lost

 

 

2,700

people injured

 

 

2,500

buildings lost

 

 

1,500

farms lost

 

 

300,000

livestock lost

 

 

250,000

sheep

South Australia

 

27,000

cattle

Victoria

 

1.5 million

bales of hay destroyed

 

 

15,900

kilometres of fencing destroyed

 

 

1 million

hectares burnt out during the '82/'83 summer

 

 

1,700

buildings damaged

 

 

9,000

people homeless

 

 

 

 

 

 

INSURANCE

CLAIMS

 

 

4,540

insurance claims lodged

 

 

$146 million

total amount paid out

 

 

$324 million

total financial cost of fires

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AREA

BREAKDOWN

 

 

AREA BURNT

DEATHS

BUILDINGS LOST

AREA

50000

9

872

Cudgee/Ballangeich

29500

7

628

East Trentham/Mt Macedon

4100

3

782

Otways

9200

21

238

Belgrave Heights/Upper Beaconsfield

1800

6

307

Cockatoo

3181

0

numerous

Monivale

200

1

10

Branxholme

40000

0

57

Warburton