At 4.30pm, there are 81 fires burning across NSW with 36 uncontained. 4 Fires to Stay at the Watch and Act. There is plenty of hard work for fire crews in the days ahead, make sure you know what you will do if fire threatens. #nswrfs #nswfires pic.twitter.com/JsPyHlLtVA
– NSW RFS (@NSWRFS) November 9, 2019
Already on Friday, the Australian authorities had spoken of the fires underway as an "unprecedented" emergency, and had identified 15 highly dangerous ones. Many of the fires have developed in areas that are going through a period of drought and have been favored by strong winds and temperatures up to 35 ° C. More than a thousand firefighters are working on fires and about 70 aircraft are being used.
In addition to New South Wales, there are fires, although for the time being less numerous and dangerous, in other Australian states: particularly in Queensland and Western Australia.