Fires in Australia

November 12th, 2019

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Bushfires have spread across two states of Australia burning over a million hectares of land. Australian authorities have placed 'catastrophic' threat levels in place across Queensland and New South Wales. Around 150 fires have fed off tinder-dry conditions coupled with high temperatures, unpredictable winds and lightning. Over 3000 firefighters are tackling bushfires, assisted by personnel from New Zealand and the Australian Defense Force.

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A comparison between November 6th, 2019 and November 12th, 2019 of Yengo National Park, NSW, Australia.