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Australia Twenty-minute firework display on Sydney Harbour during total fire ban leaves locals stunned - just a day after city was hit by catastrophic blaze conditions

18:16  13 november  2019
18:16  13 november  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

What is 'catastrophic' fire danger?

  What is 'catastrophic' fire danger? Greater Sydney and Hunter residents are bracing for "off the scale" fire danger on Tuesday.The NSW Rural Fire Service have determined the fire risk as "catastrophic", the first time this level of danger has been forecast for Sydney.

during total fire ban leaves locals stunned - just a day after city was hit by catastrophic Locals have been left stunned after a twenty minute firework display was held in Sydney The largest active blaze is the Liberation Trail bushfire west of Coffs Harbour , which covers more 150,000

A statewide total fire ban has also been declared for Monday and Tuesday due to dangerous fire conditions across New South Wales. Temperatures are expected to hit a scorching 37C in Sydney on Tuesday with conditions forecast to worsen over the coming days as firestorms tear through

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Locals have been left stunned after a twenty minute firework display was held in Sydney Harbour during a total fire ban on Wednesday night.

Wild bushfires have ravaged through New South Wales and Queensland in the past week, with unprecedented blazes causing widespread damage and destruction throughout the eastern seaboard.

Dangerous conditions from strong winds and extreme temperatures on Tuesday prompted a 'catastrophic' fire danger rating for the greater Sydney region for the first time ever.

Weather experts predict 'hot, dry and particularly dangerous day' for Sydney

  Weather experts predict 'hot, dry and particularly dangerous day' for Sydney Sydney and surrounding areas are forecast to be hit hardest by tomorrow's high temperatures and strong winds. Parts of Queensland remain on high alert – here's what is expected.New South Wales © AAP NSW is forecast to experience extremely dangerous weather tomorrow due to dry conditions, heat and wind. A particularly hot air mass moving across the state ahead of a cold front will bring a one-day spike in temperatures tomorrow."It's going to be one super-hot day but we're not looking at heat wave conditions," Weatherzone meteorologist Kim Westcott said.

Rural Fire Service a firefighter has been injured as New South Wales faces catastrophic fire conditions . Thank you for following the updates during the day , and A cool change has hit Sydney thanks to the arrival of the southerly, with the temperature dropping 11 degrees in 11 minutes .

Sydney region is facing ' catastrophic ' fire conditions for the first time ever amid 37C heat and large winds. Sydneysiders woke up to a smokey but But fire bosses warned against complacency and said the fires are likely to spread throughout the day , potentially threatening 100,000 homes around the

Pictures: Bushfires rage across NSW

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 13: General view of a destroyed home following bushfire damage on November 13, 2019 in Rainbow Flat, Australia. Catastrophic fire conditions - the highest possible level of bushfire danger - have eased across greater Sydney, Illawarra and Hunter areas thanks to a slight cool change, however dozens of bushfires are still burning. A state of emergency, as declared by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian on Monday, is still in effect, giving emergency powers to Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons and prohibiting fires across the state. (Photo by Sam Mooy/Getty Images)

A total fire ban remained for all of New South Wales on Wednesday, yet fireworks were seen over the CBD at around 9.50pm.

fireworks in the sky: Locals have been left stunned after a twenty minute firework display (pictured) was held in Sydney Harbour during a total fire ban on Wednesday night© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Locals have been left stunned after a twenty minute firework display (pictured) was held in Sydney Harbour during a total fire ban on Wednesday night

The display lasted for 20 minutes, with many locals residents on Twitter labelling the fireworks performance 'hypocritical' and 'insensitive.'

'Seriously, total fire ban, nearly 10pm in a school night and there are fireworks galore going off in Sydney. P**s poor effort,' one resident posted.

'One of my students told me his house almost burnt down yesterday. Now there's fireworks exploding everywhere in Sydney. Seems a little insensitive, sending sparks everywhere at a time like this,' another tweeted.

Blackheath locals pack amid fire warnings

  Blackheath locals pack amid fire warnings Residents of the NSW Blue Mountains village of Blackheath spent the day packing their most precious belongings ahead of "catastrophic" fire conditions.It's 4pm on Monday and the serenity in Gordon Avenue, one of the backstreets of the NSW Blue Mountains village of Blackheath, is disturbed by the grim warnings of "catastrophic" fire conditions.

Fears for Sydney and the Hunter with conditions set to worsen on Tuesday, while dozens of bushfires continue to burn across Australia’s east coast. NSW and Queensland fires : Berejiklian declares state of emergency amid ' catastrophic ' bushfire conditions – live.

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'How are fireworks allowed in Sydney on a day of total fire ban? Seems somewhat hypocritical given the tough stance that has been taken against individuals,' another local posted.

a person that is on fire: Jamie Fato tries to stop an out of control fire entering Owen Whalan's property at Koorainghat, near Taree, on the Mid North Coast region of NSW, on Tuesday© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Jamie Fato tries to stop an out of control fire entering Owen Whalan's property at Koorainghat, near Taree, on the Mid North Coast region of NSW, on Tuesday a group of people cross country skiing in the sunset: Residents defend a property from a bushfire at Hillsville near Taree, 350km north of Sydney on Tuesday.© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Residents defend a property from a bushfire at Hillsville near Taree, 350km north of Sydney on Tuesday.

Dozens of fires are still raging through the east of Australia, with fire fighters being stretched beyond their limits attempting to contain several out of control blazes.

The largest active blaze is the Liberation Trail bushfire west of Coffs Harbour, which covers more 150,000 hectares with a circumference of 1,000km.

The NSW Rural Fire Services posted that as of 10pm on Wednesday, there were were 69 fires burning across the state, with 14 of those at Watch and Act alert.

'Over 1000 firefighters remain in the field to protect properties and establish containment lines ahead of worsening conditions later this week,' the post reads.

To find out the latest on the NSW and QLD bushfires, please refer to:

  • NSW RFS
  • QRFS
  • Firefighters on high alert as conditions deteriorate in NSW, Qld and SA .
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