Australian bushfires destroy more than 50 homes

  • Wednesday 13, November 2019 08:45 AM
  • Australian bushfires destroy more than 50 homes
Sharjah24 – Reuters: A cool change on Wednesday (November 13) brought relief for firefighters battling massive bushfires in eastern Australia which destroyed 50 homes and saw flames come within meters of homes on the outskirts of Sydney.
New South Wales Rural Fire Service Commissioner, Shane Fitzsimmons told media in Sydney, that while the state had no emergency warnings, "we could see some volatility and some change to that alert level across different fire grounds."

Cooler conditions were expected to ease the danger in the state of New South Wales, where 83 fires were still burning, however changes in wind direction in the northeastern state of Queensland were expected to whip up flames there.

Firefighters were battling blazes over a more than 1,000 km (620 mile) perimeter on Wednesday, with more than 1.1 million hectares (2.7 million acres) of land either burnt or burning.