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World More than 60 bushfires are raging the state of New South Wales in Australia

23:00  10 november  2019
23:00  10 november  2019 Source:   cnn.com

'Uncharted territory' as bushfires rage across Australia's east

  'Uncharted territory' as bushfires rage across Australia's east Dozens of bushfires raged out of control across eastern Australia on Friday, blocking escape routes for residents and shuttering the main highway linking major cities on the country's Pacific coast. More than 90 blazes pockmarked the New South Wales countryside, 50 of them uncontained, tearing through tens of thousands of hectares. More than 90 blazes pockmarked the New South Wales countryside, 50 of them uncontained, tearing through tens of thousands of hectares.

Fire officials are warning of "catastrophic fire danger" as firefighters battle dozens of blazes raging across the Australian state of New South Wales .

Australian authorities say an "unprecedented" number of emergency-level bushfires are threatening the state of New South Wales ( NSW ). More than 80 blazes were raging across the state on Friday. Gusty winds and up to 35C heat have exacerbated the fires, many of which are in

Fire officials are warning of "catastrophic fire danger" as firefighters battle dozens of blazes raging across the Australian state of New South Wales.

a close up of a fire: Mandatory Credit: Photo by DAN PELED/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock (10470920b) A firefighter works to contain a bushfire near Glen Innes, New South Wales, Australia, 10 November 2019. Three people have reportedly been killed, five are missing and 150 homes have been destroyed as more than 80 bushfires are burning uncontained around the state. At least three dead, thousands evacuated as bushfires continue in New South Wales, Glenn Innes, Australia - 10 Nov 2019© Dan Peled/EPA/Shutterstock Mandatory Credit: Photo by DAN PELED/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock (10470920b) A firefighter works to contain a bushfire near Glen Innes, New South Wales, Australia, 10 November 2019. Three people have reportedly been killed, five are missing and 150 homes have been destroyed as more than 80 bushfires are burning uncontained around the state. At least three dead, thousands evacuated as bushfires continue in New South Wales, Glenn Innes, Australia - 10 Nov 2019

There were 64 fires burning as of early Monday, the New South Wales Rural Fire Service said in a tweet, with 40 yet to be contained. At least three people were confirmed dead in the blazes Saturday, said NSW Rural Fire Service commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons, and another seven were missing.

'Stay alert': millions of Australians brace for 'catastrophic' bushfires

  'Stay alert': millions of Australians brace for 'catastrophic' bushfires 'Stay alert': millions of Australians brace for 'catastrophic' bushfires

TENTERFIELD, Australia - A series of "unprecedented" bushfires are raging through Australia 's southeastern state of New South Wales , with three people dead and more than 1,000 firefighters battling five emergency-level blazes and dangerous conditions. At least seven other people remain

A series of "unprecedented" bushfires are raging through Australia 's southeastern state of New South Wales , with three people dead and more than 1,000 firefighters battling five emergency-level blazes and dangerous conditions.

a close up of a waterfall: Bushfires in New South Wales are seen from space in this satellite imagery provided by NASA.© NASA Bushfires in New South Wales are seen from space in this satellite imagery provided by NASA.

At that time, preliminary reports suggested more than 100 homes had been lost, Fitzsimmons said.

Three firefighters on the north coast were injured Sunday when a tree fell across their vehicle, Fire and Rescue NSW Commissioner Paul Baxter said in a statement. At least two of the firefighters were taken to the hospital in stable condition.

Forecasts for the coming days show high temperatures, strong winds and low humidity, the fire service said Sunday, raising the fire danger for the greater Sydney area to a "catastrophic" rating -- the highest level of bushfire danger, the fire service said.

Firefighters who saved house leave milk 'apology'

  Firefighters who saved house leave milk 'apology' They saved a New South Wales home - then apologised to the owner for taking milk from the fridge.Paul Sefky returned to his New South Wales home to find a note signed by the Urunga Rural Fire Service (RFS).

A series of "unprecedented" bushfires are raging through Australia 's southeastern state of New South Wales , with more than 1,000 firefighters battling 17 emergency-level blazes and strong winds expected into the night.

The New South Wales Rural Fire Service ( NSW RFS) said that the remains of a person were found Seventy-two fires are burning across the state of New South Wales , with six described as being at More than 100 bushfires are threatening huge swathes of Australia 's eastern states of New South

Residents are advised to avoid areas that might be prone to fires, or identify safe locations if they're unable to leave.

A total fire ban was instituted statewide and will stretch into Monday and Tuesday, the fire service said.

Hundreds of koalas feared dead

Financial support will be made available to people who were injured or whose homes have been lost or severely damaged, according to the Department of Home Affairs. Cash payment would include 1,000 Australian dollars ($685) for eligible adults and 400 Australian dollars ($273) for eligible children, it said.

But NSW residents haven't been the only ones impacted. According to Sue Ashton, president of the Koala Hospital Port Macquarie, an estimated 350 koalas are feared dead in the bushfires.

"Where we thought we had koalas, we now think they've been incinerated," Sue Ashton, president of the koala hospital, told CNN affiliate Nine News Australia on Friday. "The fire is so intense that what's happening is the fire goes through and the little koalas and other wildlife are just burned to pieces and become ash. So it's absolutely horrific."

The hospital is treating at least 12 koalas, five of whom have serious injuries, Ashton said.

An estimated 500 to 600 koalas live on the Lake Innes Nature Reserve in New South Wales, Ashton said, and two-thirds of the habitat has already burned.

The koala population of New South Wales dropped below 20,000 because of excessive tree-clearing, the World Wildlife Fund said in March. Koalas in the area are on track to be extinct as soon as early 2050, it said.

Woman risks her life to save a koala .
At least six people have died and hundreds of homes have been destroyed by bushfires.A woman, who said her name was Toni, was seen on video taking off her shirt and charging into the flames to save a koala. She doused the smoldering marsupial with water and took it to a sanctuary, where it's doing well.

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