NSW Bushfires

October 20, 2013 by  

NSW Bushfires, Australian firefighters are expecting conditions in New South Wales to deteriorate over the next few days, as the worst fires to sweep the state in 45 years blaze out of control.

A state of emergency was declared in NSW yesterday, as more than 50 fires burnt across NSW, 15 of them uncontained.

New Zealand firefighters are prepared to step in and help their Australian counterparts, with high temperatures and hot, dry winds forecast to sweep the state, making the battle against the flames tougher.

“Temperatures are going to warm up, winds are going to get stronger and the humidity will drop, which will make work very challenging for firefighters,” Rural Fire Service operations supervisor Alex Chesser told ONE News.

Tops of 36 degrees are forecast for Springwood in the Blue Mountains, where an out-of-control bushfire has burnt through almost 2500 hectares.

“The terrain that it’s burning in is challenging to say the least, it’s very difficult to get firefighters and firetrucks into the area, so it’s one of those fires which is literally going to burn for weeks,” Mr Chesser said.

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