Publicado: Sol, Noviembre 10, 2019
Global | Por Milagro Delgado

At least 2 dead in devastating Australian bushfires

At least 2 dead in devastating Australian bushfires

Two other people have died and more than 30 are injured as wildfires continue to rage across the east coast of Australia.

The New South Wales Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) confirmed two people had been killed by a fire near Glen Innes, more than 550 km (340 miles) north of Sydney.

"Over half, if not more, of the personnel working will be volunteers", the fire service added. Residents could not yet return because of the dangers of fire, smoke and loose asbestos in the rubble, the statement said.

High winds were fanning fires, turning the sky red in the mid-north coastal town of Port Macquarie, according to posts on social media.

Further north, in Queensland, thousands of people spent the night in temporary evacuation centers.

"There's just nothing in our forecast to suggest anything but a dominance of above-average temperatures and below-average rainfall", he said.

Aerial footage showed "widespread" property damage and destruction as more than 80 fires burned at midnight on Friday night.

"They came into an area and found someone badly burnt", Mr Fitzsimmons said.

Koala Conservation Australia President Sue Ashton stated there was a whole population of 500 to 600 koalas from the book ahead of the blaze.

Some of the locals were too late to flee the flames and desperately seek for shelter while they were trapped in their homes.

Over 50 smaller blazes will also be out of control, " it stated. But the storms were not almost enough to end the long-running drought.

"We are in uncharted territory. we've never seen this many fires concurrently at emergency warning level", he said.

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"We are expecting that number (of missing persons) to climb today", Fitzsimmons told reporters.

Water-bombing aircraft are often flying long distances because of the difficulty of accessing water in dry areas.

Her thoughts were first and foremost with the families of those who had died and others who are missing, Ms Sparks said.

This trend, coupled with another report from the BoM that there is a low likelihood of the drought breaking for the rest of the year, could point to additional devastating fires for the next three months.

The poor air quality have prompted health warnings for those with respiratory problems.

"It's climate change, there's no doubt about it".

Overnight a southerly change, pushed the fire in a more northerly direction towards the Gwydir Highway.

Authorities have appealed to people to register both themselves and any loved ones they are concerned about.

Officials have confirmed that 2018 and 2017 were Australia's third and fourth-hottest years on record respectively.

Australia last week announced a large aid package to help drought-parched communities, as the government faced allegations that it has bungled the response to a crisis made worse by its own climate policies. Share your experiences by emailing haveyoursay@bbc.co.uk.

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