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NSW Fires expected to get worse according to the NSW Rural Fire Service

NSW Fires expected to get worse according to the NSW Rural Fire Service

A catastrophic warning has been put in place.

NSW Fires expected to get worse according to the NSW Rural Fire Service

The NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) say Tuesday’s fire danger is now expected to be worse than originally forecast, with a warning of “catastrophic” conditions extending from the Greater Hunter, through Sydney and down to the Illawarra and Shoalhaven regions. More than 850,000 hectares in NSW have been destroyed since the start of the bushfire season — the equivalent to more than 1 million rugby fields. The NSW Premier has declared a seven-day state of emergency, and the fire chief is predicting “the most dangerous bushfire week this nation has ever seen”.

Quick Facts

  • The RFS said more than half of the 60 fires burning across the state remained uncontained
    Catastrophic fire danger is forecast for: Greater Hunter, Greater Sydney region and Illawarra/Shoalhaven.
  • Extreme fire danger forecast for: North Coast, Southern Ranges, Central Ranges, New England, Northern Slopes and North Western
  • Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following fire areas:
    Far North Coast, Far South Coast and Monaro Alpine
  • Very High Fire Danger is forecast for the following fire areas:
    Upper Central West Plains, Lower Central West Plains and Southern Slope
  • Three people have died and 200 homes have been lost after bushfires burned through New South Wales and Queensland over the weekend. 
  • Almost 600 schools have closed today amid catastrophic bushfire conditions
  • The Royal Australian Air Force has flown firefighters in from Canberra, Adelaide and Hobart to Port Macquarie. Singleton barracks in NSW is on stand-by to provide accommodation and catering to firefighters.
  • People in bushfire-risk areas have been told to start thinking now about a survival plan and head to larger towns and built-up areas.
  • A fire has started burning in South Australia. The CFS has issued an emergency warning in the last hour for Duck Ponds, in the Lower Eyre Peninsula, where a fire is burning in an easterly direction towards Port Lincoln.

Want to help?

The Salvation Army has launched The Bushfire Disaster Appeal to allow them to operate Salvation Army teams at multiple locations.

“Our teams are providing meals to evacuees and frontline responders, and will continue to provide whatever support is needed as the situation develops,” said Major Topher Holland, General Manager Strategic Emergency and Disaster Management.

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