Australian fires: Government urges mass, emergency evacuation

Australian fires: Government urges mass, emergency evacuation

- Over 100,000 residents in parts of Australia affected by bush fires have been warned to embark on emergency evacuation

- This is coming on the heels of weather predictions that the flames may increase on Saturday, January 4

- Authorities fear that the raging fires may be fuelled by wind and possibly push the temperature up to about 46 degrees

There are fears that the devastating bush fires raging in parts of Australia may be further fuelled on Saturday, January 4, by winds.

Following this, authorities warned residents (more than 100,000 in number) in the southeastern region of the country to emabrk on mass evacuation in the night of Friday, January 3, as that may be the only opportunity against Saturday.

This warning from officials specifically affects residents in New South Wales (NSW), Victoria and South Australia due to predictions and weather forecast that temperature may rise to about 46 degrees celcius.

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Australian fires: Government urges mass, emergency evacuation

The number of resident warned to embark on the mass evacuation are not less than 100,000 (Photo credit: Reuters)
Source: UGC

In fact, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian in her statement on the development said: "There is still a window for people to leave. If you don't need to be in the area, you need to leave."

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that bush fires in New South town of Cobargo in Australia on Tuesday, December 31, led to the death of two persons and forced a lot of residents to leave their homes.

As there were fears that the number of casualties might increase, emergency officials, including soldiers, have begun to make moves to evacuate people in the area owing to the fires that had turned the skies red in vision.

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Places like the coastal town of Mallacoota and Narooma were also affected as thousands fled to the beaches for safety.

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