Firefighters battling wildfires in Australia’s most populous state attempted to make headway Thursday amid favorable conditions, before a heatwave hits this weekend.
Thousands of firefighters in New South Wales took advantage of cooler weather and continued to strengthen containment lines. More than 70 fires, however, were still burning across the state with areas in the south coast at the “watch and act” level issued by fire services.
About 5 million hectares (12.35 million acres) of land have burned nationwide over the past few months, with nine people killed and more than 950 homes destroyed. New South Wales has received the brunt read more >>>