A weekend of bushfire devastation in Australia – PHOTOS

  06 January 2020    Read: 1565
 A weekend of bushfire devastation in Australia –  PHOTOS

Extreme heat and strong winds cause fires in NSW, Victoria and South Australia to flare again. Scores of homes are destroyed and skies across south-east Australia turn orange, red and black as smoke blankets vast tracts of the country.

AzVision.az presents the photos published on the Guardian.

Residents look on as flames engulf the trees at Lake Tabourie on the New South Wales south coast.
Photograph: Brett Hemmings/Getty Images

Shelley Caban and her daughter Pearl, four, who have been living in a bus on the wharf at Eden with the rest of their family and animals since evacuating their home in Nethercote on New Year’s Eve.
Photograph: Andrew Quilty/The Guardian

Eden residents prepare to take shelter aboard a tug boat at the town’s wharf. Photograph: Andrew Quilty/The Guardian

Lucy Sharman hoses down still-burning bushland beside a neighbour’s property on Moss Vale Road in Kangaroo Valley.
Photograph: Jessica Hromas/The Guardian

Day turns to night on Yaouk Road, north of Adaminaby, near the Snowy Mountains.
Photograph: Mike Bowers/The Guardian

Ash from bushfires washes up on a beach in Merimbula.
Photograph: Saeed Khan/AFP via Getty Images

A southerly wind hits the rugby club at Nowra – the staging area for emergency services.
Photograph: Jessica Hromas/The Guardian

Christmas decorations near a destroyed house in Cobargo.
Photograph: Tracey Nearmy/Reuters

Fire damage outside Sarsfield in East Gippsland, Victoria.
Photograph: Chris Hopkins/The Guardian

Jesse Collins, who organises donations at the evacuation centre in Cobargo, reacts while speaking about how hard it has been to get water.
Photograph: Tracey Nearmy/Reuters

Burnt-out cars outside Sarsfield.
Photograph: Chris Hopkins/The Guardian

Eden residents Karli and her son Dre leave a tugboat moored at the town’s wharf after deciding to evacuate north by road, with family and friends as a fire threatened.
Photograph: Andrew Quilty/The Guardian

Embers and thick smoke from bushfires reach Braemar Bay.
Photograph: Saeed Khan/AFP via Getty Images

Yaouk Road as the fire front approaches.
Photograph: Mike Bowers/The Guardian

A burning gum tree is felled to stop it from falling on a car in Corbago.
Photograph: Tracey Nearmy/Reuters

A Country Fire Authority crew from Dandenong work on mopping up a spot fire on the Great Alpine Road outside Sarsfield.
Photograph: Chris Hopkins/The Guardian

Klaus Elber in his fire bunker at his property in Penrose, in the NSW southern highlands. He plans to stay with his property and defend it should the fire reach his place. He feels he is well prepared.
Photograph: Jessica Hromas/The Guardian

Residents take a dip to cool down in Lake Jindabyne.za
Photograph: Saeed Khan/AFP via Getty Images


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