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Where was the Ash Wednesday bushfires?

Where was the Ash Wednesday bushfires?

South Australia
The Ash Wednesday bushfires, known in South Australia as Ash Wednesday II, were a series of bushfires that occurred in south-eastern Australia on 16 February 1983, which was Ash Wednesday.

Where are the bushfires in SA?

More than 200 bushfires burned across the state that day, including a major fire at Cudlee Creek in the Adelaide Hills that spread rapidly, threatening the townships of Mount Pleasant, Springton, Palmer, Cudlee Creek, Mount Torrens, Harrogate, Inglewood, Gumeracha, Lobethal and Woodside.

Where are the bushfires in Margaret River?

MARGARET RIVER FIRE DOWNGRADED The warning covers people in the area bounded by Osmington road to the south, Bell and Stuart roads to the north, Jindong-Treeton road to the west and Great North Road to the east in parts of Treeton and Osmington.

Where did Ash Wednesday start?

It was the practice in Rome for penitents and grievous sinners to begin their period of public penance on the first day of Lent in preparation for their restoration to the sacrament of the Eucharist.

How many homes were destroyed in Ash Wednesday?

2,080 homes
On 16 February 1983 the Ash Wednesday bushfires burned approximately 210,000 hectares of land, 2,080 homes were destroyed and 75 people, including 47 Victorians, lost their lives.

Where is the smoke over Adelaide coming from?

There have been reports of smoke from the north-eastern suburbs including Windsor Gardens, as well as the inner south, Prospect, foothills and the CBD. The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said the likely cause was a prescribed burn at Montacute, north-east of the city.

Where did Margaret River fire start?

The bushfire started near the intersection of Caves Road and Calgardup Road in Boranup, almost 300km south of Perth. Watch and act and advice warnings were in place for other parts of the Augusta-Margaret River shire.

What caused fire in Margaret River?

According to a police statement released on Saturday, initial police assessments indicate the inferno was deliberately lit. “Based on an initial assessment of the fire scene it is believed the fire was deliberately lit and may have been ignited near Mammoth Cave,” the statement said.

Can you eat meat on Ash Wed?

In 1966, Church law changed from prohibiting flesh meat on all Fridays throughout the year to abstaining on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Many Catholics observe this abstinence on all Fridays throughout Lent, choosing fish over flesh meat (beef, pork, poultry, etc.).

Who started Ash Wednesday?

This practice is found in the Gregorian Sacramentary of the late 8th century. About two centuries later, Ælfric of Eynsham, an Anglo-Saxon abbot, wrote of the rite of strewing ashes on heads at the start of Lent.