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All-consuming wildfires have brought devastation upon Australian communities and shocked the world. As of January 6, it is estimated that between 12 and 14 million acres have been burned in the country. The fires claimed the lives of at least 20 people. Almost half a million animals are thought to have perished and more than a thousand houses also fell victim to the flames.