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NSW fires live updates: homes lost after bushfires rage through Blue Mountains, south coast and near Sydney – latest

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Scott Morrison is back in the country, with Victoria and South Australia also under renewed bushfire threat as New South Wales surveys damage from ‘catastrophic’ fire conditions on Saturday. Follow the latest news and updatesWaiting for a megafire: the battle against Australia’s biggest blazeDeath toll rises as residents flee Lithgow 9.21pm GMT Good morning. It is another day of watch and wait as fire fighters across the east coast and south Australia keep a very, very close eye on what Emergency-level fires have swept across parts of New South Wales and South Australia, and the death toll and number of injured firefighters has risen, as the country’s severe heatwave and bushfire crisis continued on Saturday. 9.21pm GMT AAP have the morning update:
An elderly man whose home was consumed by flames remains missing and dozens of properties have been damaged or destroyed by bushfires which raged during heatwave NSW conditions on Saturday.Rural Fire Service commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons described the day as “awful” for firefighters, with up to 20 homes lost to the immense Gospers Mountain fire northwest of Sydney alone. Continue reading…



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Publish date : 2019-12-21 21:24:49

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