Satellite imagery and data captured over Queensland in recent weeks reveals not only the unprecedented nature of this natural disaster but also the incredible role firefighters played in protecting vast numbers of properties.
While parts of the Eungella National Park subtropical rainforest have been reduced to cinders, the community is determined to not let the fire win.
Residents in Winfield and Lowmead, north of Bundaberg, have been advised to leave immediately as a bushfire burns near Baffle Creek amid unrelenting heat in Queensland.
Residents in Winfield, north of Bundaberg, have been advised to leave immediately as a bushfire burns near Baffle Creek, while concerns remain for the blaze burning on Stradbroke Island.
Residents in bushfire-affected areas of Queensland are being reminded to stay alert, with temperatures in parts of the state set to soar into the mid-40s today.
A farmer is being described by his family as "our hero" after he spent an hour fighting off an intense bushfire with flames up to 12 metres high to protect his home and crops in central Queensland.
It's official: Australia's floods and bushfires make it one of the most disaster-hit places, in the most disaster-prone region on the planet.
Thousands of people are forced from their homes as more than 100 bushfires rage across Queensland, and the Premier says there will be days of intense weather to come.
When a bushfire threatened the Queensland town of Mount Larcom last night, it brought 20-metre-high flames fanned by "tornado" winds. Today the town is scorched and covered with black ash, but it looks like all the buildings were saved by firefighters.