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
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
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.
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.
& # 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
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
Three-day forecast in your city
Tues: Min 17, Max 32
Wed: Min 17, Max 25
Don: Min 19, Max 29
Tue: Min 19, Max 31
Wed: Min 20, Max 32
Don: Min 21, Max 29
Tue: Min 14, Max 29
Wed: Min 19, Max 42
Don: Min 16, Max 24
Tue: Min 17, Max 25
Wed: Min 15, Max 20
Don: Min 11, Max 23
Tue: Min 11, Max 20
Wed: Min 9, Max 32
Don: Min 24, Max 31
Tue: Min 10, Max 32
Wed: Min 10, Max 31
Don: Min 11, Max 37
Tue: Min 27, Max 35
Wed: Min 27, Max 35
Don: Min 27, Max 35
Tue: Min 9, Max 18
Wed: Min 6, Max 23
Don: Min 16, Max 31
Source: Bureau of Meteorology
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