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Australia braces for more fires as extreme temperatures predicted

Australia braces for more fires as extreme temperatures predicted
Monday 9
8:11 2019

SYDNEY: Thousands of firefighters were fortifying containment lines on Monday as temperatures were forecast to soar, increasing the danger of a fresh wave of bushfires across Australia’s east coast. More 100 fires remain ablaze in the region, and authorities warned conditions would worsen on Tuesday, when temperatures were predicted to top 40°C. Seeking to minimise the threat, firefighters safely burned grassland around homes to remove fuel, said NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons. “Firefighters are trying to take advantage of the more moderate conditions ... and establish as many significant containment options as they can,“ Fitzsimmons told reporters in ...

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Summary: SYDNEY: Thousands of firefighters were fortifying containment lines on Monday as temperatures were forecast to soar, increasing the danger of a fresh wave of bushfires across Australia’s east coast. More 100 fires remain ablaze in the region, and authorities warned conditions would worsen on Tuesday, when temperatures were predicted to ...

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