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Fires in New South Wales, Australia

29.1S 151.6E

December 14th, 2009 Category: Fires

Australia - December 9th, 2009

Australia - December 9th, 2009

Smoke from fires in New South Wales, Australia, blows toward the Tasman Sea. Fires services report that nearly 100 bushfires are still raging, with 29 of these rated “uncontainable”. Many fires are the result of some dry lightning that has went through the area over the last few days.

Over the weekend, the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology reissued the fire weather warning for New South Wales, saying that hot, dry and windy conditions are expected to increase fire dangers to dangerous levels in parts of the state.

Severe Fire Danger was also forecast for the North Western and Upper Central West Plains. The NSW Rural Fire Service warned that any bush fire that starts has the potential to threaten lives and destroy homes and issued a total fire ban on those areas.

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