Bushfires rage across Australia's east and west as danger rises - News Summed Up

Bushfires rage across Australia's east and west as danger rises


Temperatures of above 40 degrees Celsius were forecast for parts of Western Australia on Sunday before spreading east next week and worsening conditions in New South Wales (NSW) and Queensland, two states already stricken by devastating bushfires. Severe fire danger conditions are expected to continue in NSW on Sunday where about 60 bush and grass fires are still burning, according to NSW Rural Fire Service. "Even if we bring in an extra 1,000 firefighters, we still don't have enough trucks and firefighters for every single home in New South Wales," NSW Rural Fire Service Inspector Ben Shepherd told Sky News. In New South Wales, four people have died and 303 homes have been destroyed since November 9. "Most of the state will experience high and very high conditions this weekend," Queensland Fire and Emergency Services said on Twitter.


Source: Dhaka Tribune November 16, 2019 13:30 UTC



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