Australia NSW RFS warns of increased fire activity

06:50  26 january  2020
06:50  26 january  2020 Source:   msn.com

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High temperatures and strong winds have increased fire activity across southern NSW.

The NSW Rural Fire Service on Sunday afternoon said the winds forecast in the afternoon could push fires towards rural properties.

"Fire activity has increased on a number firegrounds in the states south. Increased winds this afternoon continue to push fires towards a number of isolated rural properties," the RFS tweeted.

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  NSW fire danger to rise with high temps NSW fire crews are bracing for the return of severe fire conditions with hot and windy weather forecast across much of the state.High temperatures and strong winds forecast across much of NSW has the state's fire crews bracing for a return of severe fire conditions.

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An emergency warning was issued in the Snowy Monaro region for the Creewah Road blaze which is burning in the Glen Allen area.

The increase in fire activity has also caused the Princes Highway in Bodalla on the south coast to close. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.

Rain is forecast with a severe thunderstorm warning issued for damaging winds and heavy rainfall across parts of the state on Sunday afternoon.

The slow moving thunderstorms are expected to impact Sydney, the state's mid-north coast, Hunter, central tablelands, parts of the Illawarra, the northern tablelands and the central west.

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