2019–20 Australian Bushfire Season
In June 2019 the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service acting director warned of the potential for an early start to the bushfire season which normally starts in August.
The warning was based on the Northern Australia bushfire seasonal outlook noting exceptional dry conditions and a lack of soil moisture, combined with early fires in central Queensland.
Reinforcements from all over Australia were called in to assist fighting the fires and relieve exhausted local crews in New South Wales.
By 4 March 2020, all fires in New South Wales had been extinguished completely (to the point where there were no fires in the state for the first time since July),and the Victoria fires had all been contained.