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The bush fire season in 2019/2020 was the most destructive in NSW history.
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Smoke from the bush fires reaches NZ

On 1 January, 2020 incredible satellite footage showed smoke from the NSW bush fires had reached New Zealand's South Island.

It was testament to the amount of vegetation that has burnt over the previous 36 hours.




Imagine you have asthma, what would you do if there was a lot of smoke in the city?

Hey Firestormers!

Stay indoors when there is a lot of smoke around.

  • Fire experiences,
  • Major bush fires,
  • Respond


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.

Some of the smoke from the fires created pyro-convective thunderstorms has even reached the troposphere.

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