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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

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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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