Firefighters in New South Wales warns about not being able to hold the fires in check when the temperatures soon rise.
Australian firefighters are warning that they will not be able to keep the over 100 active fires in the state of New South Wales under control, when the weather conditions this week to deteriorate.
This writes the news agency Reuters.
Temperatures are expected on Wednesday to rise to over 40 degrees in parts of New South Wales, which is approaching a record high temperature for the state.
People should be under no illusions that we will be able to keep the fires at bay, when the weather conditions worsen this week, says vicebrandkommissær Rob Rogers for the tv station Channel 9.
People should prepare themselves for what could potentially wait in these (member, ed.) areas.
the Fire department is struggling to extinguish 125 fires in New South Wales, Australia's most populated state.
Since november is 12,000 square kilometres of nature have been consumed by the flames. Six people have lost their lives, and more than 680 homes have been destroyed.
the prime minister of New South Wales, Gladys Berjiklian, told The Guardian that the fires have put the "tragic" tracks on the land. She calls it "a miracle" that there are no more deaths.
at the same time reject she is, however, that the fire department lacks the resources to the fires.
- When there are so extreme brandfronter as these, do people decide what they will protect in which they will place their belongings, and how resources should be allocated. And I am convinced that our firefighters do an outstanding work, she says to The Guardian.
- I believe that our resources at the present time to suit the need.
the Smoke from the fires is threatening - again - to lay like a blanket over the megapolis Sydney.
The thick smoke and have been leading physicians in the country to warn that Australia's largest city is facing an "urgent public health crisis".
the Smoke has in recent weeks created a tremendous air pollution that last week there was registered an increase of 48 percent in the number of people taking to the emergency room with respiratory problems.
/ritzau/Date Of Update: 17 December 2019, 08:00