Updated February 12, 2018 16:54:30
A bushfire in remote parts of South Australia and the Northern Territory has burnt through an area larger than some countries — but it seems not that many people have actually noticed.
The fire started near Ernabella in SA’s APY Lands on Thursday, and has now blackened about 125,000 hectares, or 1,250 square kilometres, of pastoral land and scrub.
To put that in context, that’s more than four times bigger than the Maldives, and almost twice as big as Singapore, Bahrain or Tonga.
Fanned by high temperatures and strong winds, the giant fire has also crossed into the Northern Territory.
Country Fire Service staff officer Peter Ikonomopoulos said despite the fire’s size, there had been no reports of property damage in …
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