2019 was a busy year for fire. It struck notable world heritage buildings, like the blaze at Notre-Dame de Paris and al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. Some of the biggest news stories of 2019 (and the start of 2020) centred around wildfires. We’ve witnessed the tragic loss of life, natural habitats and property to fire seemingly all over the world – and there’s little sign of it slowing down.

Notre Dame on fire