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Australia’s East Coast Girds for ‘Catastrophic’ Fires

A cluster of burnt out cars sit at a property at Rainbow Flat, Australia, November 11, 2019.  AAP Image/Darren Pateman/via…

Firefighters across Australia’s east coast were bracing for “catastrophic” fire conditions as temperatures across the country’s most populous state were set to soar.

Authorities in Australia’s Queensland and New South Wales states declared a state of emergency Monday, urging residents in areas deemed at most risk of fires to evacuate.

Sydney has been designated at “catastrophic fire danger” for Tuesday, when temperatures are expected to hit a high of 37 degrees Celsius (98.6 degrees Fahrenheit), combining with powerful winds for potentially deadly conditions.

It is the first time the harbor city, which was shrouded in smoke on Tuesday morning, has been rated at read more >>>

Source:: VOANews.Com