A fire burns near Tomerong, New South Wales, on Wednesday. Photo: AP

‘Soul destroying’: Australia’s bush fires are about to ‘take off again’, scientists warn

  • Don’t be fooled by the brief lull – authorities warn more ‘extreme fire weather’ is on its way, fuelled by drought, high temperatures and winds
  • Since September, 24 people have died, nearly 2,000 homes have been destroyed and an area of land roughly the size of Scotland has been burned
Topic |   Australia

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A fire burns near Tomerong, New South Wales, on Wednesday. Photo: AP
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John Power

John Power

John Power joined the Post in 2018 after nearly a decade as a journalist in the Asia region. He is a reporter for Asia Desk and This Week in Asia, with a special focus on Korean affairs.