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More dangerous fire weather on way in Australia

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | November 9, 2019
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Pacific   Looming hot and windy conditions are a grave cause for concern

Emergency services in Australia are bracing themselves for more high-risk weather next week.

Topics: Fire Australia

After devastating bushfires raged through New South Wales on Friday and Saturday, destroying more than 150 homes and killing three people, Tuesday's looming hot and windy conditions are a grave cause for concern.

NSW Rural Fire Service commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said firefighters were still dealing with "a very volatile, very dangerous and dynamic fireground", although Saturday's emergency-level fires had been downgraded from five to one by the late evening.

He said efforts would now be put towards containing fires ahead of worsening conditions on Tuesday, with temperatures set to hit the mid-30s.

"Our real focus is just dealing with these [existing] fires right now, taking advantage as much as we can over the coming days to try and consolidate these fires, because we have got a return to worsening conditions as we head into early next week and particularly Tuesday," he said.

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