Fires flare in Queensland and NSW
Queensland is currently in the thick of it, with around 80 bushfires burning, prompting fire bans across 80% of the state. The Tara fires in the Darling Downs region have seen the deployment of 120 personnel, with the state’s waterbombing aircraft moved to Wellcamp Airport near Toowoomba in anticipation of further flare-ups. Conditions are expected to worsen due to high winds and temperatures in the upper 30Cs. And in northern NSW, emergency alerts have been issued for 4 bushfires near Tabulam, Tenterfield, and Woodside. The fires, driven by westerly winds, are burning out of control, posing risks to people and properties. A cool change is forecasted from Friday… Yesterday, PM Anthony Albanese said the federal government would do its bit to support bushfire-affected residents.
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