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‘Catastrophic’ bushfire burns half of Queensland’s Fraser Island and threatens ecological disaster – The Guardian

The fire on the world’s largest sand island, also known as K’gari, has been burning for six weeks and is encroaching on areas with 1,000-year-old trees



A bushfire has burned across half the World Heritage-listed Kgari/Fraser Island the worlds biggest sand island, off Australias Queensland coast with potentially catastrophic consequences for its habitats and wildlife.
The blaze, which has been alight for more than six weeks, is threatening major tourism and rainforest areas after burning much of the islands north.
On Tuesday, the fire was burning on two fronts and travelling south towards the Kingfisher bay tourism resort, where 80 staff were told…

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