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Planet SOS: Bushfires threaten farmers in parts of Australia

The recent fires, combined with the worst drought on record, are having devastating consequences on farmers in Australia.

For a month, large areas of southeast Australia have been burning.

The reason: Hot, dry conditions and years of drought.

The unusually early start to fires at the very beginning of spring was because of an extended drought: The worst southeast Australia has ever had.

AL Jazeera’s Andrew Thomas reports from Armidale in New South Wales.