Naturbrand the size of the island of Funen escalates north of Sydney

2000 firefighters are fighting against the deterioration of the fires in New South Wales, while a blanket of smoke has settled over Sydney. the Situation has

Naturbrand the size of the island of Funen escalates north of Sydney

2000 firefighters are fighting against the deterioration of the fires in New South Wales, while a blanket of smoke has settled over Sydney.

the Situation has been exacerbated in the australian state of New South Wales, where around 104 fires raging.

on the Night of Friday Danish time is 59 of the fires are not under control. It informs brandmyndighederne in the land of Twitter.

on Friday morning local time, the fire brigade declared the "emergency warning" at the seven fires in the state, which is the highest warning level.

The deteriorating conditions due according to the brandmyndighederne high temperatures and strong winds on Friday local time. It writes the BBC.

A number of the fiercest fires are located in the area between the metropolis of Sydney and Newcastle, about 160 kilometers to the north.

this has several big fires on Friday morning local time, united and developed into a "megabrand", which covers more than 3000 square kilometers. It corresponds to the size of the island of Funen.

About 2,000 firefighters struggling against the blazes, which since Thursday has escalated in size.

the State's prime minister, Gladys Berejiklian, points out to The Guardian that the current fires are unusual.

- Usually when we have gone into in the summer months, have the fires been exclusively in the northern part of New South Wales, but we have seen this week is that our resources must stretch across the entire coastline, she says.

- We have also seen the fires come very close to densely populated areas. Both on the southern coast, right on the coast and even in the surrounding area to Sydney.

More than 1.6 million hectares of land have already been destroyed by the flames in the land.

the Smoke from the fires has led to unhealthy air pollution in several places in the state, including in the areas around Sydney. It informs the local authorities on Twitter.

Since Monday has a thick quilt of smoke put over the well-known metropolis.

- Sydney is being choked, while the land burns, says it on the front page of the newspaper The Sydney Morning Heralds on Friday morning local time.

According to the brandmyndighederne is expected that the smoke will be lying a good while yet.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 06 December 2019, 03:00

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