Emergency alarms raised ahead of heatwave return

Original article by Lachlan Moffet Gray, Rachel Baxendale
The Australian – Page: 1 & 4 : 10-Jan-20

Authorities in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia have issued bushfire emergency warnings for 10 January, amid expectations of extreme weather conditions. The prospect of soaring temperatures and strong winds has prompted the Victorian government to extend its ‘state of emergency’ for an extra two days, with Premier Daniel Andrews stressing that the move is necessary in order to save lives. Residents of some towns in the King Valley were given orders to evacuate late on 9 January. Meanwhile, residents in some areas of South Australia’s Kangaroo Island have been advised to evacuate if it is safe to do so.

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VICTORIA. DEPT OF PREMIER AND CABINET, NEW SOUTH WALES RURAL FIRE SERVICE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA. COUNTRY FIRE SERVICE

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