Towns were evacuated and hundreds of residents told to flee on Friday as a record number of emergency-level bushfires raged across two Australian states. The New South Wales Rural Fire service issued warnings for 17 fires, advising people to leave early or to seek shelter. The service has also received many reports of people being trapped in their homes, national broadcaster ABC said. If you are near these fires, your life is at risk and you need to take action to protect your life,” NSW Rural Fire service said. By early evening, the number of emergency-level fires had eased to 15 fires simultaneously burning and three fires at that same level burning in Queensland state to the north.
Source: Huffington Post November 08, 2019 10:43 UTC