Extreme heat and a prolonged drought have generated unprecedented large-scale fires in many parts of Australia, especially in its southeast. Last year was the driest and hottest year on record in Australia, a fact that has literally fueled the fire season. As of today, over 12 million acres have burned, dozens of people have perished, many thousands of residents are homeless, and many hundreds of millions of mammals, birds, and reptiles have been impacted. Using ArcGIS Living Atlas live feeds and imagery, we can learn more about the fires.
For more information see Use ArcGIS Living Atlas to view Australia's fires.