Monday 6 January 2020

Australia fires map: Where are the fires in Australia now?

AUSTRALIANS are bracing for a dangerous and unpredictable night as the fires are expected to worsen.

To date, 23 people have tragically lost their lives due to the Australia fires raging across the country since September, with dozens more missing.
Australia fires map  - Temperature forecast for Jan 4 with highs of 46CCredit: BSCH

Australia Fires Map
Killer fires are continuing to ravage Australia with people fleeing New South Wales where a week-long state of emergency is in force.
Australians are bracing for a dangerous and unpredictable night as fires are set to worsen.
New South Wales fire commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons has warned of "volatile" conditions which could intensify the fires.
Since the start of September, fires in Australia have killed at least 23 people.

Dozens of people are also missing and some 1,500 homes have been lost in the fires.

Australia fire map - here are the areas most affected right now

What has happened so far?
January 2020
  • On January 4, Australians are bracing for a dangerous and unpredictable night as bushfires are expected to worsen.
  • A mass evacuation took place on January 3 as around 1,000 people in Mallacoota, Victoria, who were sheltering on beaches. were ferried to the town of Western Port.
  • On January 3, a farmer spotted a creepy devil face looming in the clouds above a forest blaze - he said: "I'm not really into hokey pokey spooky stuff but there's a big devil face right in the fire".
  • On January 2 it was announced that the state of New South Wales declared a week-long state of emergency as high temperatures and strong winds are set for the following few days, fuelling the deadly blazes.
  • The first day of the year saw Aussies face a "humanitarian crisis" as food, water and fuel began to run out while bushfires continued to spread.
December 2019
The fires have destroyed dozens of vehicles in and around Sydney with burned shells dotted across the city

November 2019
October 2019
  • October 30 brought heartbreaking news that hundreds of koalas were thought to have been burned alive as fires swept through an important koala breeding ground.
  • In south-east New South Wales, late October saw the start of a number of bushfires in remote woodland.
  • These blazes raged on, eventually becoming one massive inferno, dubbed the Wattle Creek Fire.
  • Several fires also broke out across Tasmania during the month.
  • Fire crews in Tuncurry attempt to bring a forest fire in the area under control
Rescue workers create fire breaks ahead of the Gospers Mountain bushfire in Sydney, Australia

September 2019
(Source: Sun)

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