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577 homes destroyed in NSW bushfires, burn area more than 1.6 million ha (40.7 million acres), Australia

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According to data provided by the Rural Fire Service, nearly 577 homes have been destroyed in New South Wales since the start of the fire 2019/20 season which quickly turned into the worst on record.

Statewide, the burn area now covers more than 1 650 000 ha (40 772 387 acres). This is more than during the past three bushfire seasons together.

37 homes were destroyed during 2018/19 season and 248 in the previous worst season on record – 2013/14.

Image credit: ESA/Sentinel-2, Antonio Vecoli. Acquired: November 16, 2019

Image credit: ESA/Sentinel-2, Antonio Vecoli. Acquired: November 16, 2019

Image credit: ESA/Sentinel-3/OLCI, Antonio Vecoli. Acquired: November 17, 2019

Image credit: ESA/Sentinel-3/SLSTR, Antonio Vecoli. Acquired: November 16, 2019

Image credit: ESA/Sentinel-3/OLCI, Antonio Vecoli. Acquired: November 17, 2019

Featured image credit: ESA/Sentinel-2, Antonio Vecoli

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