Australia fires

Bushfire crisis in Australia

Print edition : February 28, 2020

Flying embers seen in Moruya on January 23. The burning pieces of tree branches, transported several kilometres away by the wind, start new fires. Ember dispersals up to 30 km have been seen. Photo: Getty Images

A raging blaze in a wooded area seen from Mount Tomah in New South Wales, Australia, on December 15, 2019. This image was obtained from a social media video. Photo: TERRY HILLS BRIGADE via REUTERS

A helicopter drops water on a fire near Bredbo on February 2. Photo: Rick Rycroft/AP

Scorched trees seen near Buchan in East Gippsland, on January 9. The Australian environment has millions of years of natural association with bushfires. Photo: Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg

Australia’s worst ever wildfires have been raging all through this summer, causing extensive loss of lives, property and businesses and devastating the environment in the country and its neighbourhood.
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