Australia counts the damage from forest fires

Australia counts the catastrophic losses from fires. The flames destroyed more than six million hectares of forest. Burned two thousand houses and thousands of outbuildings. At least 17 people were killed, is missing.

In some parts of the country smoke so dense that to extinguish fires from the air impossible, according to TV channel “Russia 24”.

According to preliminary data, killed hundreds of thousands of animals, including local marsupials — koalas. Residents of several regions had to be evacuated. Part of the coast is closed to tourists.

Forest fires swept Australia in October 2019. To cope with them could not until now.