The devastating fires, which for months has devastated the east of Australia, is in several places completely out of control.
And the authorities fear that it is only "the tip of the iceberg" in relation to the extent of the damage as a result of the uncontrollable flammehav.
the Fires have in some areas been going on since October, and especially the state of New South Wales in southeastern Australia is tremendously afflicted.
on Saturday morning, reported the australian authorities about yet another death, after two volunteer firefighters also died on Friday. In all, eight persons died in the massive 'bushbrande', which has consumed some 12,000 square kilometres of nature and destroyed more than 700 homes.
Alone on Saturday reported at least 15 burned-out homes and 16 cars.
"My fear is that it is only the tip of the iceberg. We have not had the opportunity to come back (to the area, red.) and provide us an overview of the damage," said the prime minister of south australia, Steven Spence Marshall, according to the NZ Herald.
Drought, extreme heat and wind conditions are contributing to the fire fighters right now almost fighting a David against Goliath battle against the flames.
"It is a really dangerous period for brandområderne, because they (the winds, the red.) quickly get the fires to change direction," says Andrea Peace from the meteorological department, according to the nyhedsmediet news.com.au.
Four firefighters are the last days been brought to the hospital for overheating.Too late to escape
Across New South Wales, which has approx. Eur 7.5 million. the inhabitants, from the authorities p.t. set out seven 'fire alarms'.
In several of them mentioned there are areas where it is actually too late to escape.
Many have therefore chosen to stay in their homes, where they are armed with water hoses will try to keep the fire from the door.Updated Date: 21 December 2019, 17:00