Australian Fires Fast Facts
Updated: Feb 11, 2021
Editor's Note: This article was written during the direct aftermath of the fires.
By Katherine Rosales '21, Janelle Chua '21, and Amara Sequera '21
How long have these fires been going on?
June 2019 – ongoing
How much ground have they covered?
17 million acres of land (in all)
What does that look like?
About 17,640 Golden Gate Parks
What measures are being taken to fight these fires? By who? How successful have they been?
Firefighters are doing the best they can but there is a lot of land to cover
Fires are slowly dying down but the aftermath with water used is causing floods
Non-profits and celebrities are raising money for resources and relief organizations
The weather, like rain can help
Impacts and Possible Causes.
Fires started from a drought
There have been at least 26 lives lost
Has destroyed an estimate of 2,000 homes
Many families had to evacuate
Many animals are affected by the fires