From South Australia's Kangaroo Island to Mallacoota in East Gippsland to a swathe of the NSW South Coast, it's been a helluva week.
Of course the fire crisis started long before, before for these places and towns like Batlow, Tumbarumba, Corryong and beyond.
But below is a seven-day blog of the week that was .
Australian Community Media's team of journalists across the country worked hard to bring readers credible, up-to-date and free information about the fires.
The live blog included stories from our mastheads around Australia - as well as breaking news and announcements from emergency authorities.
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