Queensland fire threat to lower on Saturday but fires still burning
After a scorching day with tinderbox conditions in south-east Queensland on Friday, temperatures were expected to ease on Saturday.Hot, dry and gusty west-to-south-westerly winds combined with temperatures 10 degrees above average on Friday to create tinderbox conditions in which more than 50 fires burned across the state.
Fatigued firefighters are battling over 100 fires in New South Wales ( NSW ) and neighbouring Queensland. The fire authorities warned that Tuesday’s bushfire risk for Greater Sydney and nearby areas to the west, north and south was “catastrophic.” This is the first time the Sydney region has
At least a dozen homes have been damaged or destroyed, and some firefighters have been injured Fitzsimmons said it was going to be a long way to go before NSW RFS was satisfied with the state Also it bears repeating, his party has been in government in NSW since 2011, and federally since
Rural Fire Service has revealed 259 have been lost in the fires burning across NSW since last Friday, and more than 2000 homes have been saved.
Improving conditions have allowed crews to gain an advantage over several fires but the weather is predicted to turn.
There is a severe fire danger rating for much of the NSW coast and eight total fire bans are in place on Friday.
Meanwhile, Queensland Police have charged a teenager over a fire that destroyed dozens of structures, including 14 homes.
The 16-year-old is accused of starting the blaze at Cobraball near Yeppoon on Saturday.
The teenager will be dealt with under the provisions of the Youth Justice Act.
Hazardous air quality as NSW fires burn on .
More than 50 bushfires are still burning across NSW, with widespread very high fire danger and hazy Sydney conditions set to stay. While there are no total fire bans in place for Friday the Rural Fire Service NSW says warm weather is set to continue, with nine regions - including the ACT and entire northern coast - at "very high" fire danger. Greater Sydney is at "high" fire danger but is also grappling with heavy smoke blanketing the city from the nearby Gospers Mountain fire in the Hawkesbury, which has burned through more than 170,000 hectares.