Australia had called for nearly 240,000 to evacuate on Friday (January 10) and the army was also mobilized to the southern region of New South Wales and Victoria, where the two states meet after the fires. in these states together they form a huge fire. And if you don’t know, this maximum fire covers an area of nearly half a million hectares, five times the area of the Australian capital Canberrra.
According to a prediction by the Rural Fire Department (RFS), the fire is extremely dangerous and has “erratic behavior”, which means it can move and change direction very quickly. Currently this huge fire has swept through the towns: Talbingo, Wondalga, Kunama and Batlow.
Residents of Goobragandra Valley, Brindebella, Mundaroo, Ournie, Mannus and Tooma are told to stay alert and prepare to evacuate if necessary. “If you are in the southern region of Tumbarumba to Khancoban and west of Kosciuszko National Park, you should leave early, not in the fire area.” – RFS website said.
The super huge fire will cause about 1/4 million people to be evacuated and cover half a million hectares of area
RFS member Shayne Fitzsimmons said when 130 fires were operating across New South Wales: “The current conditions are very difficult because, as we observe, temperatures are very high from 30 to 40 degrees. C. Adding to the hot, dry wind proves to be a real challenge. ” He added that people in the areas have been told to leave and go to a safe place to avoid the fire.
Taking advantage of the milder midweek weather, the fire brigade was prepared to strengthen the upcoming fire storm
Because of the hot, dry weather, the Rural Fire Department has issued a ban on fires in 10 areas across the state. The forecast temperature will reach 46 degrees C in the central state of New South Wales; 43 degrees C in the town of Tumut, in the Riverina region; 42 degrees C in the town of Penrith, west Sydney and 36 degrees C in the town of Nowra, South Coast city.
New South Wales state fire crews took advantage of the cooler weather this week to strengthen and prepare for the upcoming fire storm. And the situation of the fire is still very complicated.
(Source: Daily Mail)