Record-breaking temperatures and severe drought contributed to one of the most severe fire seasons in Australia. 27 people have died and 2,000 homes have been destroyed. Fire seasons happen in Australia every year, due to hot dry weather and often triggered by dry lightning. However, it can also be started by humans. Climate change is also definitely to blame for the severity of the dry season. Victoria declared a state of emergency. The fires are not expected to end soon, as temperatures usually peak around February. Donate to St. Vincent de Paul Society Australia if you can (https://donate.vinnies.org.au/appeals-nsw/vinnies-nsw-bushfire-appeal-nsw).