Large parts of south-eastern Australia faced shocking bushfire conditions as hot winds swept the fire grounds late on Saturday night, after Scott Morrison called in defence personnel. Follow all today’s live news and latest updates 9.25pm GMT Shane Fitzsimmons on the two fires still at emergency alert levesl:
The two at emergency is the one down on the southern border region, south-west of Eden.
That fire has crossed through and burned to the southern side of Eden, fortunately, not impacting the town site.
9.23pm GMT NSW RFS commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons explains a little bit more about what firefighters were dealing with yesterday:
Once again, can I just commend and praise the extraordinary effort of our men and women, whether they’re paid or volunteers, the effort yesterday was quite remarkable.
It goes down as the second busiest and most challenging day in terms of the number of concurrent fires we had burning at the emergency warning alert level, we got to 13 or 14 at any given point, second only to what we saw a couple of months ago, where 17 concurrent fires were burning.
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Author : Amy Remeikis
Publish date : 2020-01-04 21:25:02
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