Fire flares north east of Sydney as Queensland fires threaten homes
A fire in the Wollemi National Park north west of Sydney has flared back up to emergency level. The fire, which has been burning for weeks, is threatening the Colo Heights area on the Hawkesbury. It has burned almost 250,000 hectares of bushland.Crews are also nearby Three Mile Fire, inland from the Central Coast which flared yesterday afternoon, and could escalate again later.It destroyed at least one home yesterday.On the NSW south coast, the Currowan fire, burning near Batemans Bay is still out of control.https://twitter.
Dangerous bushfires are ravaging northern parts of New South Wales with authorities confirming there is likely to be some structures lost.
NSW fire authorities are using a rare lull to strengthen containment lines ahead of dangerous bushfire conditions on Tuesday.
Firefighters are battling more than 100 blazes across NSW, with conditions expected to worsen again early next week as temperatures rise.
Smoke from bush and grass fires burning around Sydney will see the city endure another hazy day on Sunday, the Rural Fire Service says.
One hundred and eleven fires were burning across the state on Saturday night, 60 of which were not contained.
Some 1500 firefighters were tackling the blazes and there was no let-up on the horizon, Greg Allan from the RFS said.
NSW 'mega-fire' is on Sydney's doorstep, here's what firefighters are doing about it
When five fires merge to create a monstrous inferno bigger than metropolitan Sydney there is no way resourcing can match the task at hand, and the Rural Fire Service says it must "expand its thinking".Five blazes merged north of Sydney yesterday and the term "mega-fire" reared its ugly head.
Latest bushfire alerts and warnings, firefighting and emergency workers, fire destroyed properties and houses, and smoke pollution news. The toxic air in Sydney, which has triggered a run on protective mask sales and spike in hospital visits, will worsen over the next 48 hours as weather conditions
NSW bushfires LIVE: Fire bans declared for NSW ahead of 'catastrophic conditions '. Skip to sections navigation Skip to content Skip to footer. There are about 60 fires burning across the state, with conditions expected to ease on Monday. Conditions are expected to worsen on Tuesday, with
"Tomorrow we're seeing a lot more widespread very high fire danger," he told AAP.
"We will see conditions deteriorate with worsening weather early into mid-next week. We're going to be seeing a lot more higher temperatures across the state."
Total fire bans have been issued for the Central Ranges, Northern Slopes and North Western areas amid very high fire danger ratings on Sunday and more bushfire smoke will affect the Sydney Basin, the fire service said.
"Smoke from fires burning on the outskirts of Sydney will settle across the Sydney Basin again overnight and tomorrow," the RFS tweeted.
"There is a possibility the smoke will clear slightly but remaining dense throughout the day."
Emergency declared as bushfire rages on central Queensland coast
The evacuation order for Mount Maria, also on the central Queensland coast, was downgraded overnight.Police made the declaration at Promisedland, about 35 kilometres south-west of Bundaberg, just before 2am on Tuesday. The exclusion zone was bounded by Phillips, Marles and Crosswells roads.
Bushfire threat eases across NSW ahead of worsening conditions . Skip to sections navigation Skip to content Skip to footer. Firefighters will continue to battle out-of-control bushfires in the northern part of NSW as conditions worsen throughout Friday.
‘ Worsening conditions ’: Firefighters and residents in QLD, NSW brace for coming days. The US fire brigade has sent in its best fire fighting tanker, which A fourth victim of the NSW bushfires has been found in bushland beside a road while Queensland firefighters are making the most of a brief weather
An emergency warning issued on Saturday afternoon for the Gospers Mountain fire in Wollemi National Park northwest of Sydney was later downgraded to advice level.
The Ruined Castle fire in the Blue Mountains remained at watch and act level on Saturday night.
Maximum temperatures next week are forecast to reach the high 30s or early 40s in areas including Dubbo, Orange, Mudgee, Moree, Bourke, Parkes and on Sydney's western fringe at Penrith.
Authorities have warned people to remain vigilant about their health as air quality remains poor in parts of Sydney.
Some 724 homes, 49 facilities and 1582 outbuildings had been destroyed so far this fire season. Six people have died and 2.7 million hectares have been scorched.
Smoke threat from month-long Vic bushfires .
Hazardous air conditions are forecast on Monday as smoke from the North East and East Gippsland regions is expected to reach Melbourne.As flames continue blazing in the North East, East Gippsland and also in New South Wales, Environment Protection Authority Victoria expects southerly winds to bring hazardous air quality.