Fireplace and heat wave to threaten homes and lives on the east and south coast of Australia

Monster 6,000 km fireplace to threaten homes and lives in eastern Australia while burning heat and strong wind the & # 39; perfect storm & # 39; to create

  • Authorities fear more homes and lives may be lost in forest fires in the coming days
  • Strong winds and sweltering temperatures make fire fighting difficult
  • Tuesday and Thursday predicted & # 39; tough days & # 39; to be for NSW, RFS warned
  • A complete fire ban was announced throughout South Australia on Tuesday
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Fire brigade authorities are alert because they are bracing themselves for the possible loss of more houses and lives in the coming days.

Strong winds and sizzling temperatures will hamper firefighting efforts, as more than 100 flames continue to burn in New South Wales and Queensland for a third consecutive week.

On Tuesday there is a total fire ban in seven NSW regions, while firefighters fight against a huge fire brigade of 6,000 kilometers, the equivalent distance of a Sydney-Perth return trip.

The worst forest fires were Monday in the Toowoomba region in Queensland, where there are unconfirmed reports that houses have been lost

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The worst forest fires were Monday in the Toowoomba region in Queensland, where there are unconfirmed reports that houses have been lost

The NSW Rural Fire Service has a & # 39; serious & # 39; fire hazard classification issued, including Greater Sydney, Greater Hunter, Illawarra / Shoalhaven, Central Ranges and Southern Ranges.

In Queensland, conditions were expected to relax on Tuesday before deteriorating again from Wednesday.

The fire hazard classification on the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, the Scenic Rim and the Gold Coast in the southeast of the state has risen to very high, where authorities have also warned of fire fighting this week.

Satellite images show smoke mist in the region it has come to New Zealand from persistent forest fires.

The bushfire crisis has spread to South Australia, where a full fire ban was issued throughout the state on Tuesday, anticipating & # 39; catastrophic & # 39; conditions and record temperatures for Wednesday.

A serious & # 39; fire hazard classification for five NSW regions & tuesdays, including Greater Sydney, Greater Hunter, Illawarra / Shoalhaven, Central Ranges and Southern Ranges.

A serious & # 39; fire hazard classification for five NSW regions & tuesdays, including Greater Sydney, Greater Hunter, Illawarra / Shoalhaven, Central Ranges and Southern Ranges.

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A serious & # 39; fire hazard classification for five NSW regions & tuesdays, including Greater Sydney, Greater Hunter, Illawarra / Shoalhaven, Central Ranges and Southern Ranges.

Smoke from the fires in Queensland traveled to New Zealand on Monday

Smoke from the fires in Queensland traveled to New Zealand on Monday

Smoke from the fires in Queensland traveled to New Zealand on Monday

Zeer Very hot and windy conditions in South Australia on Wednesday for a cold front. Some locations are expected to break the temperature records in November, & # 39; tweet Bureau of Meteorology.

On Monday evening, more than half of the 51 forest or grass fires that burned at NSW had to be included at the advice level.

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& # 39; More than 1,300 firefighters will continue to work on these fires tonight, anticipating the expected hot, dry and windy conditions tomorrow (Tuesday), tweeted the RFS.

Six lives and more than 430 homes have been lost in the last two weeks, along with 1.6 million hectares of land – more land loss than the entire 1993-1994 season.

NSW RFS deputy commissioner Rob Rogers warned Tuesday and Thursday of heavy firefighters, who & # 39; singularly targeted & # 39; were on preventing further loss of human lives and property and warned people to stay alert.

& # 39; Although it is not a catastrophic hazard (this week), it will still be bad burn days, & # 39; said Mr. Rogers.

The darkest red regions on this map are the hottest parts of Australia on Tuesday

The darkest red regions on this map are the hottest parts of Australia on Tuesday

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The darkest red regions on this map are the hottest parts of Australia on Tuesday

He urged anyone who was not yet affected by forest fires to use & # 39; this as a wake-up call & # 39; and warned them to take measures, including clearing gutters and having a fire safety plan.

In Queensland, firefighters had a fight in their hands on Monday evening against the Pechy fire in the Toowoomba region, which reached the emergency level earlier in the day.

Residents were forced to evacuate and there were unconfirmed reports that five houses had been lost in the Crows Nest area.

& # 39; I've never seen such a scenario – it's a perfect storm & # 39 ;, Mayor Paul Antonio of Toowoomba told AAP.

The Pechy eruption in the Toowoomba region reached emergency levels earlier on Monday
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The Pechy eruption in the Toowoomba region reached emergency levels earlier on Monday

The Pechy eruption in the Toowoomba region reached emergency levels earlier on Monday

Three-day forecast in your city

SYDNEY

Tues: Min 17, Max 32

Wed: Min 17, Max 25

Don: Min 19, Max 29

BRISBANE:

Tue: Min 19, Max 31

Wed: Min 20, Max 32

Don: Min 21, Max 29

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ADELAIDE:

Tue: Min 14, Max 29

Wed: Min 19, Max 42

Don: Min 16, Max 24

PERTH:

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Tue: Min 17, Max 25

Wed: Min 15, Max 20

Don: Min 11, Max 23

MELBOURNE:

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Tue: Min 11, Max 20

Wed: Min 9, Max 32

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Don: Min 24, Max 31

CANBERRA:

Tue: Min 10, Max 32

Wed: Min 10, Max 31

Don: Min 11, Max 37

DARWIN:

Tue: Min 27, Max 35

Wed: Min 27, Max 35

Don: Min 27, Max 35

HOBART:

Tue: Min 9, Max 18

Wed: Min 6, Max 23

Don: Min 16, Max 31

Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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