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The bush fire season in 2019/2020 was the most destructive in NSW history.
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From a single lightning strike to Australia's largest bush fire

How heat and drought turned Australia into a tinderbox.

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Hey Firestormers!

In 2019 Australia had been in drought for three years.

  • Weather and fire,
  • Fighting fires,
  • Fire behaviour,
  • Fire in the environment,
  • Major bush fires,
  • Environment,
  • Black Summer 2019/2020


One year on from the 2019/2020 summer catastrophic bushfires, the Central Coast Council took time to say ‘thank you’ to the volunteers, frontline workers and residents who helped to protect the community and give back during one of the most devastating natural disasters the Coast has ever seen. The bush fires of summer 2019/20 will leave a lasting impact on us all. As we hear the unique stories of 15 courageous locals who gave so much during this time, one common theme shines through: the strength, resilience and spirit of the Central Coast community.

A bush fire relies of four main factors: high temperatures, low humidity, strong winds and a fuel source.

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