Following extreme fire conditions in the state on Sunday, NSW bushfires continue to disturb the residents. The tragic fire conditions are gradually increasing with the increasing mercury level. As a result, power outages have become usual phenomena not only in New South Wales but in South Australia as well.
Almost 100 NSW bushfires were reported across the state on Sunday. Several properties were evacuated with the sweltering heat leading to extreme fire conditions. The fires also led to the closure of roads. Rural Fire Service confirmed that almost 97 fires burnt across the state as of now through Sunday with 37 uncontained.
Seeing fires violating containment lines across the state, NSW central west’s villagers were requested to leave their place. NSW RFS updated its message on Sunday giving emergency warning for Uarbry and Turill residents. A spokesperson from the fire services of the state confirmed that emergency alert calls were being made to people in the areas under NSW bushfires threat. The person warned that the fires were expected to spread quickly.
“It will be difficult for firefighters to contain the fire. That is a dangerous, fast-moving fire that has broken containment lines,” RFS spokesman Paul Best said following the updated advise.
NSW Bushfires Worse Than 2009 Victoria Bushfires
The fire conditions have been declared worse than “Black Saturday” fires that occurred in 2009 in Victoria. The Victoria bushfires claimed the lives of 173 people. “This is the worst day we have seen in the history of New South Wales when it comes to fire danger ratings and fire conditions,” NSW RFS chief Shane Fitzsimmons told the BBC reporters.
According to the NSW bushfires reports, over 2,000 firefighters have been battling to bring the situation under control all across the state. In addition, one person has been taken to a hospital in Sydney after he suffered severe burns. The Bureau of Meteorology, however, has issued a further fire warning. It has predicted that a trough was proceeding towards the northeast through the central region. It is expected to produce sweltering heat accompanied by gusty northwesterly winds.
On Friday, the situation was almost same when around 11,000 residential properties and business suffered power outage in Sydney’s west. As a result, the energy sources had to request Sydneysiders to restrict their energy use to a certain limit.