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Queensland and NSW bushfires: mass evacuations as fires threaten more homes – live updates

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Firefighters fear significant losses on Sunshine Coast, while more than 50 blazes are burning across New South Wales. All the latest news here, as it happens• Peregian homes destroyed after ferocious bushfire rips through Sunshine Coast community
2.31am BST As I mentioned earlier the Binna Burra Lodge, in the world-heritage-listed rainforest of Lamington national park, was destroyed by bushfire on the weekend. Writer Mary-Rose MacColl has reflected on the lodge’s history: Related: An obituary for Binna Burra Lodge, which first moved me when I was a teenager | Mary-Rose MacColl 2.16am BST A satellite map showing the spread of fires burning in the Lamington national park in Queensland. An updated map of Lamington fires, including last nights VIIRS data and remote sensed sentinel2 active fire regions on Sat & Sun. At the two times the Sentinel2 satellite was overhead 73 ha of forest was burning with 31ha in rainforest. Yellow areas are a concern #qldfires pic.twitter.com/F45cvMKmdC Continue reading…



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Author : Michael McGowan

Publish date : 2019-09-10 01:31:09

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