Wildfires in Australia

The locations of wildfires in Australia in 2020

Australia has yet again suffered from wildfires. In 2019, temperatures in Australia were higher than they have ever been because of climate change. This means that Australia was very dry. When a fire starts on very dry land, it spreads quickly. Because of this, when a wildfire started in Australia, it spread a very long way. 186,000 square kilometres of Australia burned down, including 5,900 buildings that have been destroyed. Sadly, 34 people lost their lives in the fires. Some Australian species are facing extinction because around 1 billion animals have been killed by the wildfires.