/ 21 September 2023

A cruel spring surprise

Image source: Unsplash
Image source: Unsplash

We can’t believe we’re saying this in September… Firefighters faced another tough day across NSW yesterday, and Queensland and Tassie also had their moments. It got up to 36C in Sydney, and high temps/big wind gusts across the state fanned 77 fires as far north as Tenterfield and south in Kosciuszko National Park, with the worst flare-up around Warragamba Dam, which provides Sydney with water. In Queensland, a nasty fire near the Sunshine Coast was brought under control, and in Tassie, the road into Freycinet National Park was closed while fire crews cleared damage from a 700-hectare blaze that forced locals and tourists to seek shelter in nearby towns. NSW Premier Chris Minns warned it will be a “horror summer”. Yikes…

Know someone who'd be interested in this story? Click to share...

The Squiz Today

Your shortcut to being informed, we've got your news needs covered.

Get the Squiz Today newsletter

Quick, agenda-free news that doesn't take itself too seriously. Get on it.