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Sydney faces ‘catastrophic’ bushfire threat

AFP, Sydney
Sydney faces ‘catastrophic’ bushfire threat
This handout picture taken and received from Kelly-ann Oosterbeek recently shows flames from an out of control bushfire seen from a nearby residential area in Harrington, some 335 kilometers northeast of Sydney. AFP photo

A state of emergency was declared yesterday and residents in the Sydney area were warned of "catastrophic" fire danger as Australia girded for a fresh wave of deadly bushfires that have ravaged the drought-stricken east of the country.

For the first time, Australia's largest city and the surrounding area faced the highest level of fire warning -- with authorities cautioning that "lives and homes will be at risk". "There is nothing built or designed to withstand the sorts of conditions that you can expect under catastrophic" conditions, said Shane Fitzsimmons, commissioner of the rural fire service for New South Wales state, which encompasses Sydney.

 

 

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