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Well, these Australian bushfires have been burning since 2019, but we'll probably need a 2020 wildfire thread later in the year anyway for the US (sigh). Also, per this story, Australia's call-up of 3,000 reserves is the first in the country's history for such a purpose. It's bad down there right now.
 

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Well, these Australian bushfires have been burning since 2019, but we'll probably need a 2020 wildfire thread later in the year anyway for the US (sigh). Also, per this story, Australia's call-up of 3,000 reserves is the first in the country's history for such a purpose. It's bad down there right now.
I didn't know until now that all Australian firefighters are volunteer.
 

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And 41 American firefighters are in Victoria now, reportedly.

Here's the rural New South Wales' volunteer firefighter website, with live updating on fires -- found it while checking out this tweet linked in the above news story:


That's from the 3rd; they have gotten a break with a bit cooler temps and some light rain but are expecting more hazardous conditions to return later this week.
 

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Raining in Sydney tonight. A little hope for them.
 

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