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Embers from bushfires are fanned by strong winds in the area around the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales on Dec. 31, 2019. Thousands of holidaymakers and locals were forced to flee to beaches in fire-ravaged southeast Australia on December 31, as blazes ripped through popular tourist areas leaving no escape by land. AFP
Embers from bushfires are fanned by strong winds in the area around the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales on Dec. 31, 2019. Thousands of holidaymakers and locals were forced to flee to beaches in fire-ravaged southeast Australia on December 31, as blazes ripped through popular tourist areas leaving no escape by land. AFP
Firefighters struggling against the strong wind in an effort to secure nearby houses from bushfires near the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales, Dec. 31, 2019. AFP
Firefighters struggling against the strong wind in an effort to secure nearby houses from bushfires near the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales, Dec. 31, 2019. AFP
A handout photo made available by the State Government of Victoria on 31 December 2019 shows an aerial view of a bushfire near Bairnsdale in Victoria's East Gippsland region, Australia.  EPA
A handout photo made available by the State Government of Victoria on 31 December 2019 shows an aerial view of a bushfire near Bairnsdale in Victoria's East Gippsland region, Australia. EPA
A kangaroo trying to move away from nearby bushfires at a residential property near the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales, Dec. 31, 2019. AFP
A kangaroo trying to move away from nearby bushfires at a residential property near the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales, Dec. 31, 2019. AFP
A handout photo made available by the State Government of Victoria on 31 December 2019 shows an aerial view of a bushfire near Bairnsdale in Victoria's East Gippsland region, Australia. EPA
A handout photo made available by the State Government of Victoria on 31 December 2019 shows an aerial view of a bushfire near Bairnsdale in Victoria's East Gippsland region, Australia. EPA
A burning gum tree is felled to stop it from falling on a car in Corbago, as bushfires continue in New South Wales, Australia Jan. 5, 2020. REUTERS
A burning gum tree is felled to stop it from falling on a car in Corbago, as bushfires continue in New South Wales, Australia Jan. 5, 2020. REUTERS
A horse trying to move away from nearby bushfires at a residential property near the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales, Dec. 31, 2019. AFP
A horse trying to move away from nearby bushfires at a residential property near the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales, Dec. 31, 2019. AFP
Residents commute on a road through thick smoke from bushfires in Bemboka, in Australia's New South Wales state on Jan. 5, 2020. Australians on January 5 counted the cost from a day of catastrophic bushfires that caused 'extensive damage' across swathes of the country and took the death toll from the long-running crisis to 24. AFP
Residents commute on a road through thick smoke from bushfires in Bemboka, in Australia's New South Wales state on Jan. 5, 2020. Australians on January 5 counted the cost from a day of catastrophic bushfires that caused 'extensive damage' across swathes of the country and took the death toll from the long-running crisis to 24. AFP
Firefighters hose down trees as they battle against bushfires around the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales on Dec. 31, 2019. Thousands of holidaymakers and locals were forced to flee to beaches in fire-ravaged southeast Australia on December 31, as blazes ripped through popular tourist areas leaving no escape by land. AFP
Firefighters hose down trees as they battle against bushfires around the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales on Dec. 31, 2019. Thousands of holidaymakers and locals were forced to flee to beaches in fire-ravaged southeast Australia on December 31, as blazes ripped through popular tourist areas leaving no escape by land. AFP
Fire trucks working at Lexton bush fire site in western Victoria, Australia, Dec. 20, 2019. Xinhua
Fire trucks working at Lexton bush fire site in western Victoria, Australia, Dec. 20, 2019. Xinhua
A firefighter hosing down trees and flying embers in an effort to secure nearby houses from bushfires near the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales, Dec. 31, 2019. Fire-ravaged Australia has launched a major operation to reach thousands of people stranded in seaside towns after deadly bushfires ripped through popular tourist areas on New Year's Eve. AFP
A firefighter hosing down trees and flying embers in an effort to secure nearby houses from bushfires near the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales, Dec. 31, 2019. Fire-ravaged Australia has launched a major operation to reach thousands of people stranded in seaside towns after deadly bushfires ripped through popular tourist areas on New Year's Eve. AFP
A handout photo taken and received on December 31, 2019 from the State Government of Victoria shows a helicopter fighting a bushfire near Bairnsdale in Victoria's East Gippsland region. AFP
A handout photo taken and received on December 31, 2019 from the State Government of Victoria shows a helicopter fighting a bushfire near Bairnsdale in Victoria's East Gippsland region. AFP
A satellite image of the Batemans Bay shows smoke and fire from wild bushfires in Australia, Dec. 31, 2019. REUTERS
A satellite image of the Batemans Bay shows smoke and fire from wild bushfires in Australia, Dec. 31, 2019. REUTERS
A DC-10 Air Tanker makes a pass to drop fire retardant on a bushfire in North Nowra, Australia, 04 Jan. 2020. EPA
A DC-10 Air Tanker makes a pass to drop fire retardant on a bushfire in North Nowra, Australia, 04 Jan. 2020. EPA
In this Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, photo provided by Australian Department of Defence, Sally Foote, a New South Wales Fire and Rescue station officer looks out the window of a C-130J Hercules aircraft as a warm glow from wildfires near Coffs Harbour filters through the window. The wildfires have so far scorched an area twice the size of the U.S. state of Maryland. AP
In this Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, photo provided by Australian Department of Defence, Sally Foote, a New South Wales Fire and Rescue station officer looks out the window of a C-130J Hercules aircraft as a warm glow from wildfires near Coffs Harbour filters through the window. The wildfires have so far scorched an area twice the size of the U.S. state of Maryland. AP
A dog is evacuated in the back of a car as high winds push smoke and ash from the Currowan Fire towards Nowra, New South Wales, Australia Jan. 4, 2020. REUTERS
A dog is evacuated in the back of a car as high winds push smoke and ash from the Currowan Fire towards Nowra, New South Wales, Australia Jan. 4, 2020. REUTERS
The afternoon sky glows orange from bushfires in the area around the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales on Dec. 31, 2019. AFP
The afternoon sky glows orange from bushfires in the area around the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales on Dec. 31, 2019. AFP
Christmas decorations are seen nearby a destroyed house in Cobargo, as bushfires continue in New South Wales, Australia Jan. 5, 2020. REUTERS
Christmas decorations are seen nearby a destroyed house in Cobargo, as bushfires continue in New South Wales, Australia Jan. 5, 2020. REUTERS
The sky turns red from bushfires in Bemboka, in Australia's New South Wales state on Jan. 5, 2020. AFP
The sky turns red from bushfires in Bemboka, in Australia's New South Wales state on Jan. 5, 2020. AFP
Firefighters hosing down embers to secure nearby houses from bushfires near the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales, Dec. 31, 2019. AFP
Firefighters hosing down embers to secure nearby houses from bushfires near the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales, Dec. 31, 2019. AFP
This handout photo taken on January 3, 2020 and released by the Royal Australian Navy shows people being evacuated from Mallacoota, Victoria state on a landing craft to MV Sycamore, during bushfire relief efforts. AFP
This handout photo taken on January 3, 2020 and released by the Royal Australian Navy shows people being evacuated from Mallacoota, Victoria state on a landing craft to MV Sycamore, during bushfire relief efforts. AFP
Adelaide wildlife rescuer Simon Adamczyk holds a koala he rescued at a burning forest near Cape Borda on Kangaroo Island, Australia, Jan. 7, 2020. A convoy of Army vehicles, transporting up to 100 Army Reservists and self-sustainment supplies, is on Kangaroo Island as part of Operation Bushfire Assist at the request of the South Australian Government. EPA
Adelaide wildlife rescuer Simon Adamczyk holds a koala he rescued at a burning forest near Cape Borda on Kangaroo Island, Australia, Jan. 7, 2020. A convoy of Army vehicles, transporting up to 100 Army Reservists and self-sustainment supplies, is on Kangaroo Island as part of Operation Bushfire Assist at the request of the South Australian Government. EPA
A mural depicting Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison among bushfire flames is seen in Tottenham, Melbourne, Australia, Jan. 7, 2020. Scott Morrison's handling of the Australian bushfire crisis has been widely criticized along with his government's inaction on climate change.  EPA
A mural depicting Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison among bushfire flames is seen in Tottenham, Melbourne, Australia, Jan. 7, 2020. Scott Morrison's handling of the Australian bushfire crisis has been widely criticized along with his government's inaction on climate change. EPA
Melted rubbish bins line in the front yard of a destroyed property in Mogo, as bushfires continue in New South Wales, Australia Jan. 5, 2020. REUTERS
Melted rubbish bins line in the front yard of a destroyed property in Mogo, as bushfires continue in New South Wales, Australia Jan. 5, 2020. REUTERS
The remains of a destroyed house are pictured in Cobargo, as bushfires continue in New South Wales, Australia Jan. 5, 2020. REUTERS
The remains of a destroyed house are pictured in Cobargo, as bushfires continue in New South Wales, Australia Jan. 5, 2020. REUTERS
A road sign near Sussex Inlet, Australia is scorched by recent fires Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. The deadly wildfires, which have been raging since September, have already burned about 5 million hectares (12.35 million acres) of land and destroyed more than 1,500 homes. AP
A road sign near Sussex Inlet, Australia is scorched by recent fires Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. The deadly wildfires, which have been raging since September, have already burned about 5 million hectares (12.35 million acres) of land and destroyed more than 1,500 homes. AP
Amy (L) and Ben Spencer sit at the showgrounds in the southern New South Wales town of Bega where they are camping after being evacuated from nearby sites affected by bushfires on Dec. 31, 2019. AFP
Amy (L) and Ben Spencer sit at the showgrounds in the southern New South Wales town of Bega where they are camping after being evacuated from nearby sites affected by bushfires on Dec. 31, 2019. AFP
A kangaroo is seen in bushland surrounded by smoke haze early morning in Canberra, Australia, Jan. 5, 2020. EPA
A kangaroo is seen in bushland surrounded by smoke haze early morning in Canberra, Australia, Jan. 5, 2020. EPA
Embers from bushfires are fanned by strong winds in the area around the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales on Dec. 31, 2019. Thousands of holidaymakers and locals were forced to flee to beaches in fire-ravaged southeast Australia on December 31, as blazes ripped through popular tourist areas leaving no escape by land. AFP
Embers from bushfires are fanned by strong winds in the area around the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales on Dec. 31, 2019. Thousands of holidaymakers and locals were forced to flee to beaches in fire-ravaged southeast Australia on December 31, as blazes ripped through popular tourist areas leaving no escape by land. AFP
Firefighters struggling against the strong wind in an effort to secure nearby houses from bushfires near the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales, Dec. 31, 2019. AFP
Firefighters struggling against the strong wind in an effort to secure nearby houses from bushfires near the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales, Dec. 31, 2019. AFP
A handout photo made available by the State Government of Victoria on 31 December 2019 shows an aerial view of a bushfire near Bairnsdale in Victoria's East Gippsland region, Australia.  EPA
A handout photo made available by the State Government of Victoria on 31 December 2019 shows an aerial view of a bushfire near Bairnsdale in Victoria's East Gippsland region, Australia. EPA
A kangaroo trying to move away from nearby bushfires at a residential property near the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales, Dec. 31, 2019. AFP
A kangaroo trying to move away from nearby bushfires at a residential property near the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales, Dec. 31, 2019. AFP
A handout photo made available by the State Government of Victoria on 31 December 2019 shows an aerial view of a bushfire near Bairnsdale in Victoria's East Gippsland region, Australia. EPA
A handout photo made available by the State Government of Victoria on 31 December 2019 shows an aerial view of a bushfire near Bairnsdale in Victoria's East Gippsland region, Australia. EPA
A burning gum tree is felled to stop it from falling on a car in Corbago, as bushfires continue in New South Wales, Australia Jan. 5, 2020. REUTERS
A burning gum tree is felled to stop it from falling on a car in Corbago, as bushfires continue in New South Wales, Australia Jan. 5, 2020. REUTERS
A horse trying to move away from nearby bushfires at a residential property near the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales, Dec. 31, 2019. AFP
A horse trying to move away from nearby bushfires at a residential property near the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales, Dec. 31, 2019. AFP
Residents commute on a road through thick smoke from bushfires in Bemboka, in Australia's New South Wales state on Jan. 5, 2020. Australians on January 5 counted the cost from a day of catastrophic bushfires that caused 'extensive damage' across swathes of the country and took the death toll from the long-running crisis to 24. AFP
Residents commute on a road through thick smoke from bushfires in Bemboka, in Australia's New South Wales state on Jan. 5, 2020. Australians on January 5 counted the cost from a day of catastrophic bushfires that caused 'extensive damage' across swathes of the country and took the death toll from the long-running crisis to 24. AFP
Firefighters hose down trees as they battle against bushfires around the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales on Dec. 31, 2019. Thousands of holidaymakers and locals were forced to flee to beaches in fire-ravaged southeast Australia on December 31, as blazes ripped through popular tourist areas leaving no escape by land. AFP
Firefighters hose down trees as they battle against bushfires around the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales on Dec. 31, 2019. Thousands of holidaymakers and locals were forced to flee to beaches in fire-ravaged southeast Australia on December 31, as blazes ripped through popular tourist areas leaving no escape by land. AFP
Fire trucks working at Lexton bush fire site in western Victoria, Australia, Dec. 20, 2019. Xinhua
Fire trucks working at Lexton bush fire site in western Victoria, Australia, Dec. 20, 2019. Xinhua
A firefighter hosing down trees and flying embers in an effort to secure nearby houses from bushfires near the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales, Dec. 31, 2019. Fire-ravaged Australia has launched a major operation to reach thousands of people stranded in seaside towns after deadly bushfires ripped through popular tourist areas on New Year's Eve. AFP
A firefighter hosing down trees and flying embers in an effort to secure nearby houses from bushfires near the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales, Dec. 31, 2019. Fire-ravaged Australia has launched a major operation to reach thousands of people stranded in seaside towns after deadly bushfires ripped through popular tourist areas on New Year's Eve. AFP
A handout photo taken and received on December 31, 2019 from the State Government of Victoria shows a helicopter fighting a bushfire near Bairnsdale in Victoria's East Gippsland region. AFP
A handout photo taken and received on December 31, 2019 from the State Government of Victoria shows a helicopter fighting a bushfire near Bairnsdale in Victoria's East Gippsland region. AFP
A satellite image of the Batemans Bay shows smoke and fire from wild bushfires in Australia, Dec. 31, 2019. REUTERS
A satellite image of the Batemans Bay shows smoke and fire from wild bushfires in Australia, Dec. 31, 2019. REUTERS
A DC-10 Air Tanker makes a pass to drop fire retardant on a bushfire in North Nowra, Australia, 04 Jan. 2020. EPA
A DC-10 Air Tanker makes a pass to drop fire retardant on a bushfire in North Nowra, Australia, 04 Jan. 2020. EPA
In this Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, photo provided by Australian Department of Defence, Sally Foote, a New South Wales Fire and Rescue station officer looks out the window of a C-130J Hercules aircraft as a warm glow from wildfires near Coffs Harbour filters through the window. The wildfires have so far scorched an area twice the size of the U.S. state of Maryland. AP
In this Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, photo provided by Australian Department of Defence, Sally Foote, a New South Wales Fire and Rescue station officer looks out the window of a C-130J Hercules aircraft as a warm glow from wildfires near Coffs Harbour filters through the window. The wildfires have so far scorched an area twice the size of the U.S. state of Maryland. AP
A dog is evacuated in the back of a car as high winds push smoke and ash from the Currowan Fire towards Nowra, New South Wales, Australia Jan. 4, 2020. REUTERS
A dog is evacuated in the back of a car as high winds push smoke and ash from the Currowan Fire towards Nowra, New South Wales, Australia Jan. 4, 2020. REUTERS
The afternoon sky glows orange from bushfires in the area around the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales on Dec. 31, 2019. AFP
The afternoon sky glows orange from bushfires in the area around the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales on Dec. 31, 2019. AFP
Christmas decorations are seen nearby a destroyed house in Cobargo, as bushfires continue in New South Wales, Australia Jan. 5, 2020. REUTERS
Christmas decorations are seen nearby a destroyed house in Cobargo, as bushfires continue in New South Wales, Australia Jan. 5, 2020. REUTERS
The sky turns red from bushfires in Bemboka, in Australia's New South Wales state on Jan. 5, 2020. AFP
The sky turns red from bushfires in Bemboka, in Australia's New South Wales state on Jan. 5, 2020. AFP
Firefighters hosing down embers to secure nearby houses from bushfires near the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales, Dec. 31, 2019. AFP
Firefighters hosing down embers to secure nearby houses from bushfires near the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales, Dec. 31, 2019. AFP
This handout photo taken on January 3, 2020 and released by the Royal Australian Navy shows people being evacuated from Mallacoota, Victoria state on a landing craft to MV Sycamore, during bushfire relief efforts. AFP
This handout photo taken on January 3, 2020 and released by the Royal Australian Navy shows people being evacuated from Mallacoota, Victoria state on a landing craft to MV Sycamore, during bushfire relief efforts. AFP
Adelaide wildlife rescuer Simon Adamczyk holds a koala he rescued at a burning forest near Cape Borda on Kangaroo Island, Australia, Jan. 7, 2020. A convoy of Army vehicles, transporting up to 100 Army Reservists and self-sustainment supplies, is on Kangaroo Island as part of Operation Bushfire Assist at the request of the South Australian Government. EPA
Adelaide wildlife rescuer Simon Adamczyk holds a koala he rescued at a burning forest near Cape Borda on Kangaroo Island, Australia, Jan. 7, 2020. A convoy of Army vehicles, transporting up to 100 Army Reservists and self-sustainment supplies, is on Kangaroo Island as part of Operation Bushfire Assist at the request of the South Australian Government. EPA
A mural depicting Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison among bushfire flames is seen in Tottenham, Melbourne, Australia, Jan. 7, 2020. Scott Morrison's handling of the Australian bushfire crisis has been widely criticized along with his government's inaction on climate change.  EPA
A mural depicting Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison among bushfire flames is seen in Tottenham, Melbourne, Australia, Jan. 7, 2020. Scott Morrison's handling of the Australian bushfire crisis has been widely criticized along with his government's inaction on climate change. EPA
Melted rubbish bins line in the front yard of a destroyed property in Mogo, as bushfires continue in New South Wales, Australia Jan. 5, 2020. REUTERS
Melted rubbish bins line in the front yard of a destroyed property in Mogo, as bushfires continue in New South Wales, Australia Jan. 5, 2020. REUTERS
The remains of a destroyed house are pictured in Cobargo, as bushfires continue in New South Wales, Australia Jan. 5, 2020. REUTERS
The remains of a destroyed house are pictured in Cobargo, as bushfires continue in New South Wales, Australia Jan. 5, 2020. REUTERS
A road sign near Sussex Inlet, Australia is scorched by recent fires Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. The deadly wildfires, which have been raging since September, have already burned about 5 million hectares (12.35 million acres) of land and destroyed more than 1,500 homes. AP
A road sign near Sussex Inlet, Australia is scorched by recent fires Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. The deadly wildfires, which have been raging since September, have already burned about 5 million hectares (12.35 million acres) of land and destroyed more than 1,500 homes. AP
Amy (L) and Ben Spencer sit at the showgrounds in the southern New South Wales town of Bega where they are camping after being evacuated from nearby sites affected by bushfires on Dec. 31, 2019. AFP
Amy (L) and Ben Spencer sit at the showgrounds in the southern New South Wales town of Bega where they are camping after being evacuated from nearby sites affected by bushfires on Dec. 31, 2019. AFP
A kangaroo is seen in bushland surrounded by smoke haze early morning in Canberra, Australia, Jan. 5, 2020. EPA
A kangaroo is seen in bushland surrounded by smoke haze early morning in Canberra, Australia, Jan. 5, 2020. EPA
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