A fire approaches the village of Nerrigundah, Australia. The tiny village has been among the hardest hit by Australia’s devastating bush fires, with about two-thirds of the homes destroyed and a 71-year-old man killed. Photo: AP A fire approaches the village of Nerrigundah, Australia. The tiny village has been among the hardest hit by Australia’s devastating bush fires, with about two-thirds of the homes destroyed and a 71-year-old man killed. Photo: AP
A fire approaches the village of Nerrigundah, Australia. The tiny village has been among the hardest hit by Australia’s devastating bush fires, with about two-thirds of the homes destroyed and a 71-year-old man killed. Photo: AP

Australia fires: country ‘still open for business’ despite deadly blazes, says tourist industry

  • Australian politicians have encouraged visitors to return to fire-ravaged areas and asked them not ignore destinations untouched by the disaster
  • But estimated losses have already run into ‘billions’ of dollars, with fires hitting during the peak summer holiday period

Topic |   Australia
A fire approaches the village of Nerrigundah, Australia. The tiny village has been among the hardest hit by Australia’s devastating bush fires, with about two-thirds of the homes destroyed and a 71-year-old man killed. Photo: AP A fire approaches the village of Nerrigundah, Australia. The tiny village has been among the hardest hit by Australia’s devastating bush fires, with about two-thirds of the homes destroyed and a 71-year-old man killed. Photo: AP
A fire approaches the village of Nerrigundah, Australia. The tiny village has been among the hardest hit by Australia’s devastating bush fires, with about two-thirds of the homes destroyed and a 71-year-old man killed. Photo: AP
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