Bushfires: firefighters in scramble to control blazes before heat soars again

Original article by Stephen Lunn, Kieran Gair, Lachlan Moffet Gray
The Australian – Page: Online : 2-Jan-20

The New South Wales Rural Fire Service has declared much of the NSW south coast a ‘Tourist Leave Zone’ on 4 January. The RFS says people staying there should leave by then, while anyone planning to visit the area should not come. RFS Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons says fires in the area could be worse than those on 31 December, while NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says people living in the area should prepare for more fatalities. Temperatures in parts of southeast NSW and East Gippsland in Victoria are tipped to exceed 40C on 4 and 5 January, and Victorian Emergency Management Commissioner Andrew Crisp says 4 January is likely to be another high-risk day for Victoria


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