Australia: Wild Fire: 2019/09
|Country or District||Australia|
|Event Type||Wild Fire|
|Outline||In New South Wales of Australia, the worst-hit state, crews have fought hundreds of fires since September. As the fire emergency continued into its second day on Saturday, 9 November 2019, officials confirmed that more than 150 homes in New South Wales had burned down. Thousands of people were forced to leave their homes, while bridges, schools and power lines were destroyed.|
|Human Impact||Physical Impact||Others|
According to the Crisis Coordination Centre of the Australian Government, as of 31 January, 33 people have died as a result of the fires (including 9 firefighters), 25 across NSW, 5 in Victoria and 3 more in South Australia. Around 10.9 million hectares were burnt, and approximately 3,000 houses destroyed countrywide.
At least 23 people have died as a result of the bushfires, with six people still missing in VIC and NSW.
Authorities said several people have been confirmed dead and there are still fears for five people unaccounted for.
At least two people are dead and seven others missing in unprecedented bushfires in Australia.
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