Australia Fires: 20 of 25 Deaths, 2,000 Homes Razed or Damaged in New South Wales


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The blazes that continue to ravage swathes of Australia, described as “apocalyptic,” had reportedly killed a total of 25 people as of Tuesday, including 20 in the worst-affected area of New South Wales (NSW) where the still-burning fires have razed or damaged more than 2,000 homes.

On Tuesday, Daily Mail Australia reported:

At least 25 people are dead, almost 2,000 homes have been destroyed and a multi-billion dollar hole has been sunk in the economy by the devastating bushfires raging across Australia. … At least 20 people have been killed by bushfires in NSW since October, with three dead in South Australia and two in Victoria.

The arson and drought-linked fires, raging since September, have scorched an area of at least 17.3 million acres, or an area about 400 times the size of Washington, DC, Daily Mail noted, adding that the deadly incident could cost Australia’s economy $13 billion.

As of Tuesday, an

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