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Old 5th March 2020, 02:24 PM   #454
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The size of Australia's bushfire crisis captured in five big numbers

Many Australians just lost their summer, thanks to the recent bushfire crisis.

These intense fires devastated communities, destroyed wildlife populations and left many feeling bereft and overwhelmed.

To convey a sense of the unprecedented scale of the disaster much of the reporting focused on numbers, but where did these figures come from?

Here, we take a close-up look at five of these numbers: where they come from, and whether they're for real.
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