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Bushfires in Australia

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'Tough day' ahead for NSW as Sydney wakes to thick blanket of smoke
A smoke haze is seen blanketing the Parramatta River, near Rhodes, in Sydney, Tuesday, 19 November, 2019.

A smoke haze is seen blanketing the Parramatta River, near Rhodes, in Sydney, Tuesday, 19 November, 2019. Source: AAP
Most of NSW's east coast has been classified as having severe or very high fire danger for Tuesday as the state heads into the first of two "tough days".
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Sydney has woken up to a thick blanket of smoke over the city as NSW heads into the first of two "tough days" this week with temperatures likely to rise to the 40s and little-to-no rainfall forecast.
Most of NSW's east coast is under severe or very high fire danger ratings, with more than 50 fires burning across the state of which 28 remain uncontained.
All are at "advice" level and more than 1300 firefighters are on the ground.
Hot and hazy today as bushfire #smoke reduces air quality across several districts. For central parts (inc. #Sydney, #Wollongong and #Newcastle) smoke haze may not ease much until a southerly wind change arrives this evening.

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Six lives and 530 homes have been lost since NSW bushfire season hit some weeks ago, with more than 420 homes destroyed in the past fortnight alone.
"More than 1300 firefighters continue work on these fires tonight, ahead of forecast hot, dry and windy conditions tomorrow," the agency said.

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Winds dragged smoke from a huge fire at Gospers Mountain north-west of the Sydney over the city on Tuesday morning and the haze likely to dissipate until a southerly change in the afternoon.
The air quality rating is poor and people with asthma or other breathing issues are being warned to stay indoors, avoid outdoor exercise and seek medical advice as needed.

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Meanwhile, Tuesday and Thursday will be "tough days" for NSW, Rural Fire Service Deputy Commissioner Rob Rogers has warned.
Parts of the state under severe fire danger on Tuesday include Greater Sydney, Greater Hunter, Illawarra/Shoalhaven, Southern Ranges and Central Ranges fire regions.
These regions, along with the Northern Slopes and North Western regions, are also under a total fire ban.
Much of the rest of eastern NSW and the ACT is under very high fire danger.

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Wildlife that survived the bushfire in Wollemi National Park near Sydney graze for food, Sunday, November 17, 2019
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Some 1.6 million hectares of land have been lost so far - more than the entire 1993/1994 bushfire season.
Firefighters were on Monday battling a firefront of some 6,000 kilometres, the equivalent distance of a return Sydney-Perth trip.
Mr Rogers said firefighters were "singularly focused" on preventing further loss of life and property and warned people to stay alert.
"Even though it's not a catastrophic danger (this week) it's still going to be bad fire days," he said.
He urged anyone who had not yet been affected by bushfires to "please use this as a wake-up call", warning them to take steps including cleaning out gutters and having a fire safety plan in place.

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Premier Gladys Berejiklian asked everyone to "maintain their vigilance".
Emergency Services Minister David Elliott said the biggest risk in the coming days would be firefighters becoming fatigued.
A DC10 air tanker had been drafted in from North America to help drop up to 38,000 litres of water and retardant on blazes and efforts will be bolstered by help from New Zealand firefighters, he said.
 
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    Sydney smoke: city covered in thick haze as more than 50 bushfires burn across NSW
    People with asthma or respiratory illness should stay inside, health authorities warn
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    Bushfire smoke haze across Sydney Harbour from Kirribilli on Tuesday
    Smoke haze across Sydney Harbour from Kirribilli on Tuesday morning. More than 50 bushfires are still burning across NSW. Photograph: David Munk/The Guardian

    Sydney woke up to a thick blanket of smoke over the city on Tuesday as New South Wales headed into the first of two “tough days” this week, with temperatures likely to rise to the 40s and little-to-no rainfall forecast.
    Most of the state’s east coast was under severe or very high fire danger ratings, with more than 50 bushfires burning, of which 28 remained uncontained.
    All were at “advice” level on Tuesday morning, with more than 1,300 firefighters on the ground.
    Six lives and 530 homes have been lost since NSW bushfire season hit, with more than 420 homes destroyed in the past fortnight alone.

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    “More than 1,300 firefighters continue work on these fires tonight, ahead of forecast hot, dry and windy conditions tomorrow,” the Rural Fire Service said.
    Winds dragged smoke from a huge fire at Gospers Mountain north-west of the Sydney over the city on Tuesday morning, and the haze was not likely to dissipate until a southerly change in the afternoon.
    The air quality rating was poor and people with asthma or other breathing issues were warned to stay indoors, avoid outdoor exercise and seek medical advice as needed.
    Tuesday and Thursday would be “tough days” for NSW, Rural Fire Service deputy commissioner Rob Rogers warned.
    Parts of the state under severe fire danger on Tuesday included Greater Sydney, Greater Hunter, Illawarra/Shoalhaven, Southern Ranges and Central Ranges fire regions. These regions, along with the Northern Slopes and North Western regions, were also under a total fire ban.

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    Much of the rest of eastern NSW and the Australian Capital Territory were under very high fire danger. Some 1.6m hectares of land have been burnt so far – more than the entire 1993-94 bushfire season.
    On Monday firefighters were battling a firefront of some 6,000km, the equivalent distance of a return Sydney-Perth trip.
    Rogers said firefighters were “singularly focused” on preventing further loss of life and property and warned people to stay alert. “Even though it’s not a catastrophic danger it’s still going to be bad fire days,” he said.
    He urged anyone who had not yet been affected by fires to “please use this as a wake-up call”, warning them to take steps including cleaning out gutters and having a fire safety plan in place.
    A DC10 air tanker had been drafted in from North America, he said, to help drop up to 38,000 litres of water and retardant on blazes, and efforts would be bolstered by help from New Zealand firefighters.
    The NSW premier, Gladys Berejiklian, asked everyone to “maintain their vigilance”.
     
    Manifesto

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    I feel bad for all the koala bears and kangaroos :/
    Unfortunately, now global warming alarmists will shamelessly capitalize on the tragedy to push their agenda.
     
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    NSW bushfire damage 'beyond what anybody expected'
    Firefighters watch on as a fire approaches a property at Colo Heights.

    Firefighters watch on as a fire approaches a property at Colo Heights. Source: AAP
    The bushfires in New South Wales have proved to be "beyond" what was expected, the state government says.
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    Devastation caused by bushfires on the mid north coast of NSW is "beyond" what was expected, the emergency services minister says, as the Rural Fire Service warns conditions are set to get worse.
    Searing temperatures into the 40s, combined with strong winds and little moisture in the air will likely prompt widespread severe fire danger across the state this coming week, RFS Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said on Sunday.
    His warning came alongside Emergency Services Minister David Elliott's bleak assessment of damage from fires which sparked a state of emergency to be declared in NSW a week ago.

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    "It's quite clear from the field of operations that we've inspected today that the devastation is probably beyond what anybody expected," Mr Elliott told reporters on a visit to affected areas around Kempsey and Port Macquarie on Sunday.
    He was joined by Treasurer Dominic Perrottet who announced state government funding of $220,000 to help get communities "up and running back to normal as quickly as possible" - while firefighters continue to battle blazes.
    Mr Fitzsimmons said there were likely to be "some fairly widespread severe fire dangers" this week as another mass of hot air is drawn down from the centre of the country.

    Firefighters carry out a hazard reduction burn along Putty Rd in Colo Heights near Sydney.

    Firefighters carry out a hazard reduction burn along Putty Rd in Colo Heights near Sydney.
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    "We are expecting to see a worsening of conditions, particularly as we start heading into Tuesday and then continuing through Wednesday and Thursday again," he said.
    More than 1500 firefighters were battling blazes from the outskirts of Sydney right up to the Queensland border on Sunday "doing their best to try and secure as much as they can ahead of those worsening conditions," he added.
    On Sunday afternoon there were 56 fires across the state, more than half of which were uncontained, the RFS said.
    Fire danger ratings are severe in the far north coast, New England, the northern slopes and northwestern regions, and very high in the Greater Sydney, Greater Hunter, Central Ranges and North Coast regions.

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    Meanwhile, a driver of a water truck was rushed to hospital on Sunday morning after the vehicle rolled over when he swerved to miss a car in Willawarrin, northwest of Kempsey.
    The 44-year-old man, who was not driving an RFS truck, suffered suspected chest injuries in the incident.

    Four people have died in NSW bushfires since November 8 and more than 300 homes had been confirmed razed.
    Exhausted firefighters, especially those in the state's north who have been fighting fires for weeks, will be bolstered by crews from the south and west of NSW, as well as interstate crews and help from New Zealand, RFS Deputy Commissioner Rob Rogers said.
     
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    How's the situation in Fairfield? I have Assyrians refugee friends who live there. I just hope they are ok over there, they've suffered so much already. This is the last thing they need now.
     
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    How's the situation in Fairfield? I have Assyrians refugee friends who live there. I just hope they are ok over there, they've suffered so much already. This is the last thing they need now.
    Fairfield is near my house about 10 mins away. The whole sky is covered with sh**.
     
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    Its really bad. never seen something like this.
    50 fires in NSW. 24 are contained or so and the rest are not contained yet. schools closed. not everywhere just in the areas affected. your throat hurts like hell bro.
     
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    Its really bad. never seen something like this.
    50 fires in NSW. 24 are contained or so and the rest are not contained yet. schools closed. not everywhere just in the areas affected. your throat hurts like hell bro.
    Can't you go out of town for a few days?
     
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    Can't you go out of town for a few days?
    the issue is that its not raining. out of town is even worse? The whole NSW is like 50 bush fires all over. I just don't let my family outside because my two kids and my preggie wife. close the windows and everything. on saturday there are showers forecasted. just have to wait until then.
     
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    Stay safe dear @Aoune32!
    Inshalla ma yseer fi 7irak min ba3da!
     
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