Australian bushfires: Blazes taking toll on economy

Years of work up in flames - counting the economic cost of Australia's unprecedented bushfire season.

    Bushfires are continuing to burn across parts of Australia, and the prolonged emergency is taking a huge economic toll on the country.

    Experts say the fires have slashed about $3.5bn from the economy.

    Al Jazeera's Jessica Washington reports from one of the worst-hit areas this bushfire season, Bilpin in the Blue Mountains.


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