Australia Faces Most Dangerous Bushfire ,150 homes Razed

most populous state in Australia declared a fire emergency on Monday with worsening conditions expected after wildfires have already claimed three lives and more than 150 homes.
New South Wales state Emergency Services Minister David Elliott said residents were facing what “could be the most dangerous bushfire week this nation has ever seen.

Fires in the state’s northeast have razed more than 850,000 hectares (3,300 square miles) of forest and farmland since Friday.The catastrophic weather conditions mean that things can change very quickly,Premier Gladys Berejiklian told reporters in Sydney.

You might think you’re OK and a few minutes later you won’t be. Please heed all the messages you receive. Tomorrow (Tuesday) is not the day to be complacent, she added The annual Australian fire season, which peaks during the Southern Hemisphere summer, has started early after an unusually warm and dry winter.

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