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Deadly wildfires in Australia

Country Fire Service (CFS) members put out a fire which reached hay bales on a property at Mount Torrens in the Adelaide Hills, Australia, January 3, 2020. AAP Image/Kelly Barnes/via REUTERS

Country Fire Service (CFS) members put out a fire which reached hay bales on a property at Mount Torrens in the Adelaide Hills, Australia, January 3, 2020. AAP Image/Kelly Barnes/via REUTERS

Country Fire Service (CFS) members put out a fire which reached hay bales on a property at Mount Torrens in the Adelaide Hills, Australia, January 3, 2020. AAP Image/Kelly Barnes/via REUTERS
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Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison tours the Wildflower farm owned by Paul and Melissa Churchman in Sarsfield, Victoria, Australia, January 3, 2020. AAP Image/James Ross/via REUTERS

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison tours the Wildflower farm owned by Paul and Melissa Churchman in Sarsfield, Victoria, Australia, January 3, 2020. AAP Image/James Ross/via REUTERS

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison tours the Wildflower farm owned by Paul and Melissa Churchman in Sarsfield, Victoria, Australia, January 3, 2020. AAP Image/James Ross/via REUTERS
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Evacuees are transported by landing craft to MV Sycamore at Mallacoota, Australia. AAP Image/Supplied by the Department of Defence, Shane Cameron/via REUTERS

Evacuees are transported by landing craft to MV Sycamore at Mallacoota, Australia. AAP Image/Supplied by the Department of Defence, Shane Cameron/via REUTERS

Evacuees are transported by landing craft to MV Sycamore at Mallacoota, Australia. AAP Image/Supplied by the Department of Defence, Shane Cameron/via REUTERS
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The HMAS Choules is seen off the coast of Victoria, Australia January 2, 2020. AAP Image/Supplied by the Department of Defence/via REUTERS

The HMAS Choules is seen off the coast of Victoria, Australia January 2, 2020. AAP Image/Supplied by the Department of Defence/via REUTERS

The HMAS Choules is seen off the coast of Victoria, Australia January 2, 2020. AAP Image/Supplied by the Department of Defence/via REUTERS
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A view of a destroyed fire shed, aftermath of bushfires, in Jenolan Caves, New South Wales, Australia January 1, 2020. COURTESY JENOLAN CAVES RFS/via REUTERS

A view of a destroyed fire shed, aftermath of bushfires, in Jenolan Caves, New South Wales, Australia January 1, 2020. COURTESY JENOLAN CAVES RFS/via REUTERS

A view of a destroyed fire shed, aftermath of bushfires, in Jenolan Caves, New South Wales, Australia January 1, 2020. COURTESY JENOLAN CAVES RFS/via REUTERS
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Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison attempts to shake a resident's hand during a visit to the bushfire-stricken town of Cobargo, Australia, January 2, 2020. Nine Network/via REUTERS TV

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison attempts to shake a resident's hand during a visit to the bushfire-stricken town of Cobargo, Australia, January 2, 2020. Nine Network/via REUTERS TV

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison attempts to shake a resident's hand during a visit to the bushfire-stricken town of Cobargo, Australia, January 2, 2020. Nine Network/via REUTERS TV
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A view of a burnt residential area, aftermath of bushfires, in Jenolan Caves, New South Wales, Australia January 1, 2020. COURTESY JENOLAN CAVES RFS/via REUTERS

A view of a burnt residential area, aftermath of bushfires, in Jenolan Caves, New South Wales, Australia January 1, 2020. COURTESY JENOLAN CAVES RFS/via REUTERS

A view of a burnt residential area, aftermath of bushfires, in Jenolan Caves, New South Wales, Australia January 1, 2020. COURTESY JENOLAN CAVES RFS/via REUTERS
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Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison tours the fire-devastated Wildflower farm owned by Paul and Melissa Churchman in Sarsfield, Victoria, Australia, January 3, 2020. AAP Image/James Ross/via REUTERS

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison tours the fire-devastated Wildflower farm owned by Paul and Melissa Churchman in Sarsfield, Victoria, Australia, January 3, 2020. AAP Image/James Ross/via REUTERS

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison tours the fire-devastated Wildflower farm owned by Paul and Melissa Churchman in Sarsfield, Victoria, Australia, January 3, 2020. AAP Image/James Ross/via REUTERS
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Amphibious Beach Team Commander Lieutenant Declan Michell briefs bushfire evacuees prior to them boarding HMAS Choules at Mallacoota, Australia. AAP Image/Supplied by the Department of Defence, Helen Frank/via REUTERS

Amphibious Beach Team Commander Lieutenant Declan Michell briefs bushfire evacuees prior to them boarding HMAS Choules at Mallacoota, Australia. AAP Image/Supplied by the Department of Defence, Helen Frank/via REUTERS

Amphibious Beach Team Commander Lieutenant Declan Michell briefs bushfire evacuees prior to them boarding HMAS Choules at Mallacoota, Australia. AAP Image/Supplied by the Department of Defence, Helen Frank/via REUTERS
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Evacuees are transported by landing craft to MV Sycamore at Mallacoota, Australia. AAP Image/Supplied by the Department of Defence, Shane Cameron/via REUTERS

Evacuees are transported by landing craft to MV Sycamore at Mallacoota, Australia. AAP Image/Supplied by the Department of Defence, Shane Cameron/via REUTERS

Evacuees are transported by landing craft to MV Sycamore at Mallacoota, Australia. AAP Image/Supplied by the Department of Defence, Shane Cameron/via REUTERS
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Firefighters drive through flames during evacuation after flames got too large to fight, in Jenolan Caves, New South Wales, Australia December 31, 2019. COURTESY JENOLAN CAVES RFS/via REUTERS

Firefighters drive through flames during evacuation after flames got too large to fight, in Jenolan Caves, New South Wales, Australia December 31, 2019. COURTESY JENOLAN CAVES RFS/via REUTERS

Firefighters drive through flames during evacuation after flames got too large to fight, in Jenolan Caves, New South Wales, Australia December 31, 2019. COURTESY JENOLAN CAVES RFS/via REUTERS
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Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison tours the Wildflower farm owned by Paul and Melissa Churchman in Sarsfield, Victoria, Australia, January 3, 2020. AAP Image/James Ross/via REUTERS

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison tours the Wildflower farm owned by Paul and Melissa Churchman in Sarsfield, Victoria, Australia, January 3, 2020. AAP Image/James Ross/via REUTERS

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison tours the Wildflower farm owned by Paul and Melissa Churchman in Sarsfield, Victoria, Australia, January 3, 2020. AAP Image/James Ross/via REUTERS
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A view of a historical cave house which firefighters tried to protect in Jenolan Caves, New South Wales, Australia January 1, 2020. COURTESY JENOLAN CAVES RFS/via REUTERS

A view of a historical cave house which firefighters tried to protect in Jenolan Caves, New South Wales, Australia January 1, 2020. COURTESY JENOLAN CAVES RFS/via REUTERS

A view of a historical cave house which firefighters tried to protect in Jenolan Caves, New South Wales, Australia January 1, 2020. COURTESY JENOLAN CAVES RFS/via REUTERS
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A view of a property burned by the Currowan Fire in Conjola Park, NSW, Australia, January 2, 2020. AAP Image/Heather Mcnab/via REUTERS

A view of a property burned by the Currowan Fire in Conjola Park, NSW, Australia, January 2, 2020. AAP Image/Heather Mcnab/via REUTERS

A view of a property burned by the Currowan Fire in Conjola Park, NSW, Australia, January 2, 2020. AAP Image/Heather Mcnab/via REUTERS
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The hazy landscape in Jindabyne, a township affected by the Dunns Road bushfire, in New South Wales, Australia, December 31, 2019. Sharon Dawson via REUTERS

The hazy landscape in Jindabyne, a township affected by the Dunns Road bushfire, in New South Wales, Australia, December 31, 2019. Sharon Dawson via REUTERS

The hazy landscape in Jindabyne, a township affected by the Dunns Road bushfire, in New South Wales, Australia, December 31, 2019. Sharon Dawson via REUTERS
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Smoke billows during bushfires in Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia, December 30, 2019. GLEN MOREY/via REUTERS

Smoke billows during bushfires in Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia, December 30, 2019. GLEN MOREY/via REUTERS

Smoke billows during bushfires in Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia, December 30, 2019. GLEN MOREY/via REUTERS
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Property damaged by the East Gippsland fires in Sarsfield, Victoria, Australia January 1, 2020. AAP Image/News Corp Pool, Jason Edwards/via REUTERS

Property damaged by the East Gippsland fires in Sarsfield, Victoria, Australia January 1, 2020. AAP Image/News Corp Pool, Jason Edwards/via REUTERS

Property damaged by the East Gippsland fires in Sarsfield, Victoria, Australia January 1, 2020. AAP Image/News Corp Pool, Jason Edwards/via REUTERS
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RFS Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons presents a posthumous Commendation for Bravery and Service to the son of RFS volunteer Geoffrey Keaton at Keaton's funeral in Buxton, New South Wales, Australia January 2, 2020. NSW RURAL FIRE SERVICE/via REUTERS

RFS Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons presents a posthumous Commendation for Bravery and Service to the son of RFS volunteer Geoffrey Keaton at Keaton's funeral in Buxton, New South Wales, Australia January 2, 2020. NSW RURAL FIRE SERVICE/via REUTERS

RFS Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons presents a posthumous Commendation for Bravery and Service to the son of RFS volunteer Geoffrey Keaton at Keaton's funeral in Buxton, New South Wales, Australia January 2, 2020. NSW RURAL FIRE SERVICE/via REUTERS
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A satellite image of the Batemans Bay shows smoke and fire from wild bushfires in Australia, December 31, 2019. EUROPEAN UNION, COPERNICUS SENTINEL DATA/Handout via REUTERS

A satellite image of the Batemans Bay shows smoke and fire from wild bushfires in Australia, December 31, 2019. EUROPEAN UNION, COPERNICUS SENTINEL DATA/Handout via REUTERS

A satellite image of the Batemans Bay shows smoke and fire from wild bushfires in Australia, December 31, 2019. EUROPEAN UNION, COPERNICUS SENTINEL DATA/Handout via REUTERS
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"Caramelized" snow caused by dust from Australian bushfires is seen near Franz Josef glacier in the Westland Tai Poutini National Park, New Zealand, January 1, 2020. Social media/via REUTERS

"Caramelized" snow caused by dust from Australian bushfires is seen near Franz Josef glacier in the Westland Tai Poutini National Park, New Zealand, January 1, 2020. Social media/via REUTERS

"Caramelized" snow caused by dust from Australian bushfires is seen near Franz Josef glacier in the Westland Tai Poutini National Park, New Zealand, January 1, 2020. Social media/via REUTERS
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Fire clouds are formed over the mountains' range near Bredbo, New South Wale, Australia December 31, 2019. LIFES.A.BREEZE via REUTERS

Fire clouds are formed over the mountains' range near Bredbo, New South Wale, Australia December 31, 2019. LIFES.A.BREEZE via REUTERS

Fire clouds are formed over the mountains' range near Bredbo, New South Wale, Australia December 31, 2019. LIFES.A.BREEZE via REUTERS
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The sky glows red as bushfires continue to rage in Mallacoota, Victoria, Australia, December 31, 2019. Jonty Smith from Melbourne/via REUTERS

The sky glows red as bushfires continue to rage in Mallacoota, Victoria, Australia, December 31, 2019. Jonty Smith from Melbourne/via REUTERS

The sky glows red as bushfires continue to rage in Mallacoota, Victoria, Australia, December 31, 2019. Jonty Smith from Melbourne/via REUTERS
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Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Services (WIRES) volunteer and carer Tracy Dodd holds a kangaroo with burnt feet pads after being rescued from bushfires in Australia's Blue Mountains area, December 30, 2019. REUTERS/Jill Gralow

Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Services (WIRES) volunteer and carer Tracy Dodd holds a kangaroo with burnt feet pads after being rescued from bushfires in Australia's Blue Mountains area, December 30, 2019. REUTERS/Jill Gralow

Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Services (WIRES) volunteer and carer Tracy Dodd holds a kangaroo with burnt feet pads after being rescued from bushfires in Australia's Blue Mountains area, December 30, 2019. REUTERS/Jill Gralow
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A crowd of people at the beach evacuate from the bushfires at Batemans Bay, Australia December 31, 2019. INSTAGRAM @LAPPINGTHEISLAND via REUTERS

A crowd of people at the beach evacuate from the bushfires at Batemans Bay, Australia December 31, 2019. INSTAGRAM @LAPPINGTHEISLAND via REUTERS

A crowd of people at the beach evacuate from the bushfires at Batemans Bay, Australia December 31, 2019. INSTAGRAM @LAPPINGTHEISLAND via REUTERS
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An aerial view shows the aftermath of bushfires in Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia, December 30, 2019. GLEN MOREY/via REUTERS

An aerial view shows the aftermath of bushfires in Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia, December 30, 2019. GLEN MOREY/via REUTERS

An aerial view shows the aftermath of bushfires in Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia, December 30, 2019. GLEN MOREY/via REUTERS
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Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane helicopter flies over a burning tree after a fire impacted Clovemont Way, Bundoora in Melbourne, Australia, December 30, 2019. AAP Image/Julian Smith via REUTERS

Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane helicopter flies over a burning tree after a fire impacted Clovemont Way, Bundoora in Melbourne, Australia, December 30, 2019. AAP Image/Julian Smith via REUTERS

Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane helicopter flies over a burning tree after a fire impacted Clovemont Way, Bundoora in Melbourne, Australia, December 30, 2019. AAP Image/Julian Smith via REUTERS
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Cars queue up for petrol at a gas station in Bega Valley, New South Wales, Australia December 31, 2019. Melissa Pouliot/via REUTERS

Cars queue up for petrol at a gas station in Bega Valley, New South Wales, Australia December 31, 2019. Melissa Pouliot/via REUTERS

Cars queue up for petrol at a gas station in Bega Valley, New South Wales, Australia December 31, 2019. Melissa Pouliot/via REUTERS
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A burnt out vehicle is seen at a destroyed property in Sarsfield in East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, December 31, 2019. AAP Image/James Ross/via REUTERS

A burnt out vehicle is seen at a destroyed property in Sarsfield in East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, December 31, 2019. AAP Image/James Ross/via REUTERS

A burnt out vehicle is seen at a destroyed property in Sarsfield in East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, December 31, 2019. AAP Image/James Ross/via REUTERS
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Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Services (WIRES) volunteer and carer Tracy Burgess holds a severely burnt brushtail possum rescued from fires near Australia s Blue Mountains, December 29, 2019. REUTERS/Jill Gralow

Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Services (WIRES) volunteer and carer Tracy Burgess holds a severely burnt brushtail possum rescued from fires near Australia s Blue Mountains, December 29, 2019. REUTERS/Jill Gralow

Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Services (WIRES) volunteer and carer Tracy Burgess holds a severely burnt brushtail possum rescued from fires near Australia s Blue Mountains, December 29, 2019. REUTERS/Jill Gralow
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A satellite image of the Clyde Mountain shows smoke and fire from wild bushfires in Australia, December 31, 2019. EUROPEAN UNION, COPERNICUS SENTINEL DATA/Handout via REUTERS

A satellite image of the Clyde Mountain shows smoke and fire from wild bushfires in Australia, December 31, 2019. EUROPEAN UNION, COPERNICUS SENTINEL DATA/Handout via REUTERS

A satellite image of the Clyde Mountain shows smoke and fire from wild bushfires in Australia, December 31, 2019. EUROPEAN UNION, COPERNICUS SENTINEL DATA/Handout via REUTERS
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Property damaged by the East Gippsland fires in Sarsfield, Victoria, Australia January 1, 2020. AAP Image/News Corp Pool, Jason Edwards/via REUTERS

Property damaged by the East Gippsland fires in Sarsfield, Victoria, Australia January 1, 2020. AAP Image/News Corp Pool, Jason Edwards/via REUTERS

Property damaged by the East Gippsland fires in Sarsfield, Victoria, Australia January 1, 2020. AAP Image/News Corp Pool, Jason Edwards/via REUTERS
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Sheep are seen on a fire-damaged property in Sarsfield, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, December 31, 2019. AAP Image/James Ross/via REUTERS

Sheep are seen on a fire-damaged property in Sarsfield, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, December 31, 2019. AAP Image/James Ross/via REUTERS

Sheep are seen on a fire-damaged property in Sarsfield, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, December 31, 2019. AAP Image/James Ross/via REUTERS
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Property damaged by a fire is seen at a Sarsfield residence in East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, December 31, 2019. (AAP Image/James Ross/via REUTERS

Property damaged by a fire is seen at a Sarsfield residence in East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, December 31, 2019. (AAP Image/James Ross/via REUTERS

Property damaged by a fire is seen at a Sarsfield residence in East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, December 31, 2019. (AAP Image/James Ross/via REUTERS
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A CFA firefighter sprays water after a fire impacted Clovemont Way, Bundoora in Melbourne, Australia, December 30, 2019. AAP Image/Julian Smith via REUTERS

A CFA firefighter sprays water after a fire impacted Clovemont Way, Bundoora in Melbourne, Australia, December 30, 2019. AAP Image/Julian Smith via REUTERS

A CFA firefighter sprays water after a fire impacted Clovemont Way, Bundoora in Melbourne, Australia, December 30, 2019. AAP Image/Julian Smith via REUTERS
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A Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane helicopter drops water on a bushfire in scrub behind houses in Bundoora, Melbourne, Australia, December 30, 2019. AAP Image/Ellen Smith via REUTERS

A Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane helicopter drops water on a bushfire in scrub behind houses in Bundoora, Melbourne, Australia, December 30, 2019. AAP Image/Ellen Smith via REUTERS

A Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane helicopter drops water on a bushfire in scrub behind houses in Bundoora, Melbourne, Australia, December 30, 2019. AAP Image/Ellen Smith via REUTERS
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An aerial view of a bushfire in Ellerslie, New South Wales, Australia December 30, 2019. NSW RURAL FIRE SERVICE/via REUTERS

An aerial view of a bushfire in Ellerslie, New South Wales, Australia December 30, 2019. NSW RURAL FIRE SERVICE/via REUTERS

An aerial view of a bushfire in Ellerslie, New South Wales, Australia December 30, 2019. NSW RURAL FIRE SERVICE/via REUTERS
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A volunteer from the New South Wales Rural Fire Service works to extinguish spot fires following back burning operations in Mount Hay, in Australia s Blue Mountains, December 28, 2019. REUTERS/Jill Gralow

A volunteer from the New South Wales Rural Fire Service works to extinguish spot fires following back burning operations in Mount Hay, in Australia s Blue Mountains, December 28, 2019. REUTERS/Jill Gralow

A volunteer from the New South Wales Rural Fire Service works to extinguish spot fires following back burning operations in Mount Hay, in Australia s Blue Mountains, December 28, 2019. REUTERS/Jill Gralow
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison comforts Jan Sienielink-Allen, the owner of Barrister's Block Winery, in Woodside, Australia December 24, 2019, as he tours areas affected by the bushfires. AAP Image/Kelly Barnes via REUTERS

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison comforts Jan Sienielink-Allen, the owner of Barrister's Block Winery, in Woodside, Australia December 24, 2019, as he tours areas affected by the bushfires. AAP Image/Kelly Barnes via REUTERS

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison comforts Jan Sienielink-Allen, the owner of Barrister's Block Winery, in Woodside, Australia December 24, 2019, as he tours areas affected by the bushfires. AAP Image/Kelly Barnes via REUTERS
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A statue of Buddha damaged by bushfires in the Southern Highlands village of Balmoral, Australia, December 23, 2019. AAP Image/Mick Tsikas via REUTERS

A statue of Buddha damaged by bushfires in the Southern Highlands village of Balmoral, Australia, December 23, 2019. AAP Image/Mick Tsikas via REUTERS

A statue of Buddha damaged by bushfires in the Southern Highlands village of Balmoral, Australia, December 23, 2019. AAP Image/Mick Tsikas via REUTERS
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A house and car damaged by bushfires in the Southern Highlands village of Balmoral, Australia December 23, 2019. AAP Image/Mick Tsikas via REUTERS

A house and car damaged by bushfires in the Southern Highlands village of Balmoral, Australia December 23, 2019. AAP Image/Mick Tsikas via REUTERS

A house and car damaged by bushfires in the Southern Highlands village of Balmoral, Australia December 23, 2019. AAP Image/Mick Tsikas via REUTERS
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A koala drinks water offered from a bottle by a firefighter during bushfires in Cudlee Creek, south Australia, December 22, 2019. OAKBANK BALHANNAH CFS/via REUTERS

A koala drinks water offered from a bottle by a firefighter during bushfires in Cudlee Creek, south Australia, December 22, 2019. OAKBANK BALHANNAH CFS/via REUTERS

A koala drinks water offered from a bottle by a firefighter during bushfires in Cudlee Creek, south Australia, December 22, 2019. OAKBANK BALHANNAH CFS/via REUTERS
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Rural Fire Service (RFS) crews engage in property protection of a number of homes along the Old Hume Highway near the town of Tahmoor as the Green Wattle Creek Fire threatens a number of communities in the southwest of Sydney, Australia, December 19, 2019. AAP Image/Dean Lewins/via REUTERS

Rural Fire Service (RFS) crews engage in property protection of a number of homes along the Old Hume Highway near the town of Tahmoor as the Green Wattle Creek Fire threatens a number of communities in the southwest of Sydney, Australia, December 19,...more

Rural Fire Service (RFS) crews engage in property protection of a number of homes along the Old Hume Highway near the town of Tahmoor as the Green Wattle Creek Fire threatens a number of communities in the southwest of Sydney, Australia, December 19, 2019. AAP Image/Dean Lewins/via REUTERS
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A bushfire burns near the Lithgow Correctional Centre compound in Marrangaroo, New South Wales, Australia December 19, 2019. Department of Justice New South Wales (NSW) /via REUTERS

A bushfire burns near the Lithgow Correctional Centre compound in Marrangaroo, New South Wales, Australia December 19, 2019. Department of Justice New South Wales (NSW) /via REUTERS

A bushfire burns near the Lithgow Correctional Centre compound in Marrangaroo, New South Wales, Australia December 19, 2019. Department of Justice New South Wales (NSW) /via REUTERS
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Rural Fire Service (RFS) crews engage in property protection of a number of homes along the Old Hume Highway near the town of Tahmoor as the Green Wattle Creek Fire threatens a number of communities in the southwest of Sydney, Australia, December 19, 2019. AAP Image/Dean Lewins/via REUTERS

Rural Fire Service (RFS) crews engage in property protection of a number of homes along the Old Hume Highway near the town of Tahmoor as the Green Wattle Creek Fire threatens a number of communities in the southwest of Sydney, Australia, December 19,...more

Rural Fire Service (RFS) crews engage in property protection of a number of homes along the Old Hume Highway near the town of Tahmoor as the Green Wattle Creek Fire threatens a number of communities in the southwest of Sydney, Australia, December 19, 2019. AAP Image/Dean Lewins/via REUTERS
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A burnt shed on scorched earth is pictured at Woodside in Adelaide, Australia, December 22, 2019. AAP Image/Kelly Barnes/Mick Tsikas/via REUTERS

A burnt shed on scorched earth is pictured at Woodside in Adelaide, Australia, December 22, 2019. AAP Image/Kelly Barnes/Mick Tsikas/via REUTERS

A burnt shed on scorched earth is pictured at Woodside in Adelaide, Australia, December 22, 2019. AAP Image/Kelly Barnes/Mick Tsikas/via REUTERS
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Property owners use a commercial watering machine to hose down their property as the Grose Valley Fire approaches Bilpin, Australia December 21, 2019. AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts via REUTERS

Property owners use a commercial watering machine to hose down their property as the Grose Valley Fire approaches Bilpin, Australia December 21, 2019. AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts via REUTERS

Property owners use a commercial watering machine to hose down their property as the Grose Valley Fire approaches Bilpin, Australia December 21, 2019. AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts via REUTERS
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A home is seen as smoke from the Grose Valley Fire rises in the distance, at Bilpin, New South Wales, Australia, December 21, 2019. AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts via REUTERS

A home is seen as smoke from the Grose Valley Fire rises in the distance, at Bilpin, New South Wales, Australia, December 21, 2019. AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts via REUTERS

A home is seen as smoke from the Grose Valley Fire rises in the distance, at Bilpin, New South Wales, Australia, December 21, 2019. AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts via REUTERS
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