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Please keep safe, and listen to instructions.


Where to keep up-to-date with information in relation to fires
More specifically;
the NSW RFS twitter for Individuals in NSW, and state twitters.



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EMERGENCY WARNING - Hyland Rd, Greystanes (Cumberland LGA) A bush fire in Greystanes is spreading quickly in northerly direction. If you are in east of Prospect Reservoir, south of M4, & north of train line in Pemulwuy you are at risk. It is too late to leave.
 

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6pm there are 120 fires, 68 are not contained. Eight Emergency Warnings are in place.
 

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How do this many fires even start?? I swear there’s no way the sun and wind caused 160 fires..
 

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A fire in Doonside which is in the Western suburbs has just started like 40 mins ago so stay safe!
 

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It is the strong winds that I'm most afraid of. Changing its direction to carry the fires elsewhere. :(
 

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How do this many fires even start?? I swear there’s no way the sun and wind caused 160 fires..
How do this many fires even start?? I swear there’s no way the sun and wind caused 160 fires..
Just takes a single ember/cigerette.

Not sure if it’s the case this time but often a lot are man made.
 

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At least 9 people have died in the fires since Christmas Day, more then 1500 homes have been lost.

RFS is urging people to evacuate the New South Wales south coast before dangerous conditions on the weekend.
 
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36 year old Male has been charged with Arson over a fire in East Gippsland.
 

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The NSW RFS has just issued its fourth Tourist Leave Zone declaration.

People in these areas need to leave before Saturday.


The four zones are:
Snowy Monaro
Shoalhaven
Batlow/Wodalga
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Meanwhile, our neighbour Indonesia is flooding and also requires help.
 

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Fire Bans remain for both Friday and Saturday across Australia.
 

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20 new fires have broken out between Nowra and Batemans Bay. Fire crews are being pulled out of the Snowy Mountains, east of Jindabyne.
 

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And we have another 8 weeks of summer to go thru. Even after that, maybe we're still not out of the woods (if there're any woods left!).
 

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Looks like the Military is coming in to help now!

Also be aware of power outages or something..
 

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There could also be power disruptions because of damage to substations in the Snowy region. Authorities have requested people take pressure off the system when they can by reducing demand, otherwise there could be load shedding – a challenging request given record temperatures in Canberra and sweltering conditions in Sydney.

Source:https://www.theguardian.com/austral...ad-closures-near-sydney-melbourne-latest-news
 

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