Australia bushfires: Panicked locals warned they ‘may not get help’ as blazes savage land


AS BUSHFIRES continue to ravage parts of Australia, residents have been warned by local authorities in affected areas that they “may not get help” on Tuesday.

New South Wales Rural Fire Service confirmed on Sunday they were expecting some of the worst fires to erupt on Tuesday. The firefighters in the area will be working solidly to contain the bushfires, which have continued to affect part of the country’s most densely populated areas. According to Sky News, the local authority wrote: “Tuesday 12 November will be a dangerous day.

“Widespread areas of severe and extreme fire danger.

“With so many fires already burning, homes and lives will be at risk.

“If you are threatened by fire, you may not get help.

“Start taking action now.”

Since the blazes erupted, three people have been killed.

A further 30 people have been injured, as well as 350 koalas in the New South Wales town of Port Macquarie.

Around 150 homes have been destroyed since Friday.

The state reports they also received the highest number of emergency-level fire reports in the region.

Previously, NSWRFS commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons told ABC the state has “never had this many fires at emergency level.”

He added: “Unfortunately we are in uncharted territory this afternoon.

“We have 90 fires across New South Wales.”

Around 1,000 firefighters and 70 aircraft have reportedly been deployed to help tackle the blazes in the state.

However, the Rural Fire Service tweeted on Friday they “couldn’t get to everyone” affected by the fires.

They wrote: “Today has been a difficult and dangerous day.

“Unfortunately, many people have called for help but due to the size and speed of the fires we couldn’t get to everyone, even by road or helicopter.

“If you’ve been affected or know someone who has, use #nswrfs.”


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