2019–20 Australian bushfire season

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European Space Agency imagery of smoke from the bushfires. The smoke has reached both Sydney and Brisbane (labelled)

The 2019–20 Australian bushfire season impacted many parts of New South Wales: namely the North Coast, Mid North Coast, Cessnock, the Hunter Region, the Hawkesbury north west of Sydney, the Wollondilly south west of Sydney, the Blue Mountains and the South Coast.

Central Queensland and South Eastern Queensland were barely affected in November. On 20 December, serious fires took hold in South Australia, especially in the Cudlee Creek area of the Adelaide hills. By 21 December 2019, the fires had burnt over 3,000,000 hectares, destroyed over 700 houses and killed at least 33 people.[1][2]

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  1. "More than 720 homes lost in NSW fires as Sydney told to brace for huge losses". The Sydney Morning Herald. 2019-12-10. Retrieved 2019-12-12.
  2. https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/dec/21/australian-bushfires-death-toll-rises-as-temperatures-soar-in-severe-heatwave