On the NSW/Queensland border right now, a bushfire that has already roared through 294 hectares of land is sending plumes of smoke across the Tweed Valley.
But now the fires are back. And the fire burning at Duranbah is as big as 133 football fields. Although no properties are under threat, it is burning close to a major highway. It's also a reminder of the devastating summer of 2019/20.
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Last season's bushfires were described as "apocalyptic" and like "an atomic bomb" as they burnt through every state and territory in our country from August 2019 to March 2020.
They were one of the worst we've ever experienced in our history, killing 34 people, destroying 18.6 million hectares of land, and engulfing 6,000 buildings. Nearly three billion animals were killed or displaced.
Our Christmas and New Year's celebrations were covered in smoke and we all waited with bated breath each morning for updates on the ongoing tragedy.
But amongst the horror, there was hope. We saw the rallying of communities around the world who came together to donate their time, money and possessions to Australians who'd lost everything.
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#BREAKING: Approximately 4000 people have been evacuated and are seeking shelter at a beach in Mallacoota in Victoria as an out of control bushfire moved in on the small town. (Photo credit: @bluesfestblues via Twitter) #mallacoota #vicbushfires #australianbushfires @cfavic