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Australia: Emergency-level bushfires rage across New South Wales

Australia, New South Wales
November 08, 2019 at 12:32 GMT +00:00 · Published

Over 90 blazes have been reported by authorities in an extraordinary bushfire for the southeastern Australian state of New South Wales on Friday.

A record number of emergencies has also been announced, with over a thousand firefighters struggling to battle the fires, 17 of which have been given emergency status.

With the bushfire season only just starting, the fire brigade looks to aid people who are unable to leave their homes as several houses and schools have been reported as 'completely destroyed' due to the intensity of the fires.

The climate is suspected to be the cause of bushfires, with high temperatures and windy conditions worsening the conditions of already drought-affected areas.

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Over 90 blazes have been reported by authorities in an extraordinary bushfire for the southeastern Australian state of New South Wales on Friday.

A record number of emergencies has also been announced, with over a thousand firefighters struggling to battle the fires, 17 of which have been given emergency status.

With the bushfire season only just starting, the fire brigade looks to aid people who are unable to leave their homes as several houses and schools have been reported as 'completely destroyed' due to the intensity of the fires.

The climate is suspected to be the cause of bushfires, with high temperatures and windy conditions worsening the conditions of already drought-affected areas.

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