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Fri Nov 8, 2019, 07:33 AM

Scores of bushfires burn out of control in NSW and Queensland as temperatures soar

Source: Guardian

Hot and windy weather has created volatile conditions along parts of Australia’s east coast

Parts of Australia faced an unprecedented bushfire threat on Friday evening as more than 100 blazes burned across coastal New South Wales and Queensland.

Communities on NSW’s mid-north coast and the far north coast were battling the worst of the conditions, which were described by authorities as “uncharted territory” and that led to a dramatic, orange-red glow descending on the fire-threatened city of Port Macquarie.

Across drought-stricken NSW, a record 17 “emergency warnings” were in place for more than 90 blazes that stretched from the Blue Mountains to the border with Queensland, where about 50 fires had also burned throughout Friday.

“We have never seen this many fires concurrently at emergency warning level,” the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) commissioner, Shane Fitzsimmons, told the ABC. “We are in uncharted territory.”

At 4pm, the NSW RFS said: “A number of fires in the north coast and northern NSW areas are becoming more intense – and more dangerous. Some are creating their own weather conditions.”

Much more at link: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/nov/08/dozens-of-bushfires-burn-out-of-control-in-nsw-and-queensland-as-temperatures-soar

Second Link: New South Wales Emergency Services scanner coverage of fighting the fires: https://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/23815
(Source: Broadcastify) Almost 3,000 listening as I type this.

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Mike 03 Nov 8 OP
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Tue Nov 12, 2019, 01:20 PM

1. I checked one of my favorite actors, Australian Russell Crowe

He is out of town, but it hit his ranch.


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