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Australia Firefighters are battling more than 160 bushfires across NSW after 100 fresh blazes are ignited in 24 hours

02:40  28 november  2019
02:40  28 november  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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More than 160 bushfires are burning across New South Wales after a host of fresh blazes were started in 24 hours . There are currently more than 150 bush and grass fires burning across New South Wales after almost 100 fresh blazes began within a 24 hour period ( firefighters pictured

Firefighters are still battling more than 160 bush and grass fires across NSW after about 100 fresh blazes ignited in a 24 - hour period. There were more than 2200 personnel in the field working to slow the progress of the blazes . The Bureau of Meteorology said thunderstorms which hit Sydney on

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More than 160 bushfires are burning across New South Wales after a host of fresh blazes were started in 24 hours. 

The New South Wales Rural Fire Service released a statement on Thursday morning warning of 163 bush and grass fires burning right across the state.

As of 6am on Thursday 64 of the blazes 'were not contained'.  

A map showed fires burning as far south as the Victorian border, as far west as Clifton Downs and as far north as Woodenbong. 

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More than 2200 NSW RFS personnel are still battling more than 160 fires around the state as Total Fire Bans More than 160 bush and grass fires are burning across NSW after about 100 fresh blazes ignited in a 24 - hour period. The NSW Rural Fire Service on Wednesday evening said 163

More than 160 bush and grass fires are burning across NSW after about 100 fresh blazes ignited in a 24 - hour period. The NSW Rural Fire Service on Wednesday evening said 163 fires were burning in NSW with 75 uncontained. There were more than 2200 personnel in the field working to slow the

a group of people riding on the back of smoke: There are currently more than 150 bush and grass fires burning across New South Wales after almost 100 fresh blazes began within a 24 hour period (firefighters pictured battling a blaze in NSW) © Provided by Daily Mail There are currently more than 150 bush and grass fires burning across New South Wales after almost 100 fresh blazes began within a 24 hour period (firefighters pictured battling a blaze in NSW)

'With more than 150 fires burning across NSW and the forecast of more hot and windy weather for the weekend please use this time to prepare,' a NSW RFS statement read.

'Review your bush fire plan, prepare your properties and discuss as a household what you will do if threatened by fire.' 

Another RFS statement said around 100 new fires had 'kicked off' over the 'past 24 hours' after wild thunderstorms and dry conditions. 

'Crews will work over coming days to control this large number of fires ahead of forecast elevated fire danger on Saturday,' a post read.  

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Firefighters battle 50 out-of-control bushfires across NSW - fuelled by strong winds and 38C Firefighters are battling around 50 bushfires across NSW on Wednesday The raging blazes are being fueled by strong winds and hot weather

a yellow fire hydrant in the middle of a field: A New South Wales Rural Fire Service statement said lightning strikes had started a large number of fires across parts of the state and have warned residents to prepare their fire plans (A NSW firefighter is pictured assessing a fire) © Provided by Daily Mail A New South Wales Rural Fire Service statement said lightning strikes had started a large number of fires across parts of the state and have warned residents to prepare their fire plans (A NSW firefighter is pictured assessing a fire)

The Bureau of Meteorology said thunderstorms which hit Sydney on Tuesday afternoon and the state's northeast in the evening had produced large hailstones and damaging winds - while lightning also sparked fresh fires. 

One persistent blaze on Myall Creek Road at Bora Ridge, south of Casino, was on Wednesday night downgraded from 'watch and act' to 'advice' level. 

Currently all the fires are rated as 'advice' which means there is no immediate danger but people have to stay up to date in case the situation changes. 

The bushfires also prompted calls from NSW Labor for the state's auditor-general to investigate whether firefighters have the resources and support they need. 

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More than 160 bush and grass fires are burning across NSW after about 100 fresh blazes ignited in a 24 - hour period. There were more than 2200 personnel in the field working to slow the progress of the blazes . NSW Emergency Services Minister David Elliott has launched a new campaign called

This page displays all bush and grass fires attended by fire services in NSW and other incidents attended by NSW RFS volunteers. You can click on any incident to see more information, and zoom in to see the latest mapped incident area. Incident maps may differ from the update time of each incident.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted the NSW RFS for further comment.  

BUSHFIRE SURVIVAL PLAN 

STEP 1:

Discuss what to do if a bushfire threatens your home. Many households find that having a discussion over dinner works best as everybody is together and focussed.

STEP 2:

Prepare your home and get it ready for bushfire season. There are simple things you can do around your home to prepare it for a bush fire, like keeping the grass low and having a cleared area around your home.

 

STEP 3:

Know the bushfire alert levels. If there is a fire in your area you will find its alert level on the NSW RFS website and in the ‘Fires Near Me’ app. You need to keep track of the alert level so you know what you should do.

STEP 4:

Keep all bushfire information numbers, websites and the smart phone application. In a bush fire, it’s important that you stay up to date on conditions in your area.

Source: NSW Rural Fire Service


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