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Fraser Island Devastated by Massive Bushfire Amid Record-Breaking Australian Heat Wave

HeadlineDec 02, 2020

In Australia, firefighters continue to battle a massive bushfire that’s destroyed half of Queensland’s Fraser Island — the world’s largest sand island and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Environmentalists warn of catastrophic consequences for the habitats and wildlife on the island, as the blaze is now approaching an area inhabited by trees that are at least 1,000 years old. The fire started six weeks ago, in mid-October, triggered by an illegal campfire and amid a record-breaking heat wave.

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