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2003 Canberra bushfires

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2003 Canberra Firestorm - Houses & Streets Rebuilt, 16 Years on from the disaster

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Flashback - Canberra: 2003 bushfires

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Aerial Footage of the January 18 2003 Canberra Firestorm Several Hours before Impacting the Suburbs

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ABC Radio Recording of the Emergency Alert System at 3PM on January 18, 2003 Canberra Firestorm

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Canberra firestorm news coverage

The 2003 Canberra bushfires caused severe damage to the suburbs and outer areas of Canberra, the capital city of Australia, during 18–22 January 2003. Almost 70% of the Australian Capital Territory's (ACT) pastures, pine plantations, and nature parks were severely damaged, and most of the Mount Stromlo Observatory was destroyed. After burning for a week around the edges of the ACT, the fires entered the suburbs of Canberra on 18 January 2003. Over the next ten hours, four people died, over 490 were injured, and 470 homes were destroyed or severely damaged, requiring a significant relief and reconstruction effort.
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