Australia's catastrophic bushfire season

Aaron Bunch
Hundreds of homes and businesses have been destroyed in fires across Australia

AUSTRALIA'S CATASTROPHIC 2019-20 BUSHFIRES SEASON:

NSW/ACT

* 17 people dead

* 137 bushfires burning, 60 uncontained

* 3.6 million hectares burned, greater than the size of Belgium

* 1365 homes confirmed destroyed

VICTORIA

* Two people dead, 21 missing

* About 50 bushfires burning

* More than 820,000 hectares burned

* 68 structures confirmed destroyed but number expected to rise significantly

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

* Three people dead

* 17 bushfires burning, four of significance

* More than 100,000 hectares burned

* 88 homes confirmed destroyed

QUEENSLAND

* 33 bushfires burning

* 250,000 hectares burned

* 45 homes confirmed destroyed

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

* More than 35 bushfires burning, two of significance

* 1.5 million hectares burned

* One home confirmed destroyed

TASMANIA

* 23 bushfires burning, two of significance

* 30,000 hectares burned

* Two homes confirmed destroyed

NORTHERN TERRITORY

* Five bushfires burning

* Five homes confirmed destroyed