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NSW and Queensland fires: NSW declares state of emergency amid ‘catastrophic’ bushfire conditions – live

NSW and Queensland fires: NSW declares state of emergency amid



Fears for Sydney and the Hunter with conditions set to worsen on Tuesday, while dozens of blazes continue to burn across two states 10.40pm GMT Berejiklian is addressing the media now, in a joint press conference with Fitzsimmons. “We also need to stress that when something is determined to be catastrophic, there is a high degree of unpredictability,” she says. “We don’t know exactly where the fires are going to flare up …everybody has to assume the worst. 10.37pm GMT The state of emergency was declared after RFS commissioner Fitzsimmons wrote to Berejiklian last night requesting it be declared. The declaration grants emergency powers to the RFS commissioner. It’s the first emergency declaration since October 2013. Continue reading…



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Publish date : 2019-11-10 22:40:16

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