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Australia Australia's catastrophic bushfire season

04:50  02 january  2020
04:50  02 january  2020 Source:   msn.com

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This is a list of specific seasons of bushfires in Australia including some significant bushfire events from each season . Events are listed if they cause fatalities, destroy houses, or burn more than 100

Seventeen people are dead, 18 more are missing and more than 1400 homes have been destroyed as fires burned through over five-million hectares of land.© AAP Images Seventeen people are dead, 18 more are missing and more than 1400 homes have been destroyed as fires burned through over five-million hectares of land.

AUSTRALIA'S CATASTROPHIC 2019-20 BUSHFIRES SEASON AT A GLANCE:

NSW/ACT

* 15 people dead, one missing

* More than 110 bushfires burning, more than 50 are out-of-control

* 3.6 million hectares burned, greater than the size of Belgium

* 1298 homes confirmed destroyed

VICTORIA

* One person dead, 17 missing

* About 50 bushfires burning

* More than 766,000 hectares burned

* 68 structures confirmed destroyed but this number is expected to rise significantly

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The 2009–10 Australian bushfire season was the bushfire season which occurred predominantly from June 2009 to May 2010. Increased attention has been given to this season as authorities and government attempt to preempt any future loss of life after the Black Saturday bushfires during the

The 2015–16 Australian bushfire season was the most destructive bushfire season in terms of property loss since the 2008–09 Australian bushfire season , with the loss of 408 houses and at least 500 non-residential buildings as a result of wild fires between 1 June 2015 and 31 May 2016.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

* One person dead

* About 20 bushfires burning, three of significance

* More than 60,000 hectares burned

* 88 homes confirmed destroyed

QUEENSLAND

* About 30 bushfires burning

* 250,000 hectares burned

* 45 homes confirmed destroyed

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

* More than 30 bushfires burning, two of significance

* 1.2 million hectares burned

* One home confirmed destroyed

TASMANIA

* More than 30 bushfires burning, seven of significance

* 8000 hectares burned

* One home confirmed destroyed

At Microsoft News Australia we've partnered with the giving platform Benevity to raise funds for Australian Red Cross, St Vincent De Paul Society and The Salvation Army; these organisations are helping communities across the country devastated by bushfires. You can help these organisations by donating here and for the latest news and RFS links visit Bushfire emergency.

Leonardo DiCaprio donates $3 million to Australia's bushfire relief efforts .
Leonardo DiCaprio has donated $3 million (AUD$ 4.36 million) to the bushfire relief efforts in Australia through his environmental foundation, Earth Alliance. The 45-year-old actor has created the Australia Wildfire Fund as part of Earth Alliance, with the offshoot aiming to contribute to the "international response to the catastrophic bushfires" which are currently causing chaos around the country.

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