Tasmania is an island state of Australia. It is located 240 km (150 mi) to the south of the Australian mainland, separated by Bass Strait. The state encompasses the main island of Tasmania, the 26th-largest island in the world, and the surrounding 334 islands. The state has a population of around 526,700 as of March 2018. Just over forty percent of the population resides in the Greater Hobart precinct, which forms the metropolitan area of the state capital and largest city, Hobart.
Australia has been battling bushfires in different states. In Tasmania, hundreds of residents and pets have been evacuated while in Victoria, a waterbombing aircraft has crashed. Rough cut (no reporter..
According to Gizmodo.com, Australia is experiencing a second heat wave within in two weeks, with temperatures in Melbourne hitting 109.4 degrees Fahrenheit. In the meantime, while struggling to fight..