Suspected arsonist questioned as NT fire crews battle out-of-control blazes | ABC News

Fire fighters have spent another day battling out-of-control blazes across parts of the Top End, as the Northern Territory faced the most dangerous fire conditions seen in years.

And police say they’re investigating a fire which may have been deliberately lit.

Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-27/suspected-arsonist-questioned-nt-fires-catastrophic-conditions/12603290?WT.ac=statenews_nt

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In This Story: Northern Territory

The Northern Territory (aka NT) is a vast federal territory in Australia famed for its Outback desert landscapes. In the arid Red Centre lie the iconic sandstone monolith Uluru (Ayers Rock), the red-rock domes of Kata Tjuta and the sculpted cliffs of Kings Canyon in Watarrka National Park.

Alice Springs is the gateway town to the Red Centre desert.

The NT covers 1,349,129 square kilometres (520,902 sq mi). It is sparsely populated, with a population of only 245,353.

The economy is based largely on mining and petroleum, which during 2018–2019 contributed 23% of the gross state product, or $5.68 billion, accounting for 92.4% of exports.

The capital and largest city is Darwin. The population is concentrated in coastal regions and along the Stuart Highway.

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