Fires continue to burn in Australia

MTI writes that the intense heat will not extinguish bushfires in Australia. The fire is devastating mainly in New South Wales, but a severe fire also broke out in Fraser Island, Queensland.

There is an amazing heat wave in New South Wales, with record temperatures in several cities. About 60 forest fires were reported from across the state on Sunday, most of which appear to be contained. However, according to Monday’s data, the situation remains grave, with strong winds favorable to the flames as well as the heat. Wind speeds reach 100 kilometers per hour.

It is not yet known exactly how many fires are burning in the state, but there may be as many as a hundred.

The fires have burned there for 40% of the 122-kilometer Fraser Island, which has an area of ​​176,000 acres, but the inhabited area has yet to be threatened. The island is separated from the mainland by a strait 1 km wide.

Bulletin / Emergency and Fire Services Queensland / AFP

These are the first wildfires in Australia since last summer, when half of the country was burned in France. 33 people lost their lives in the fires and forced tens of thousands to flee their homes. Nearly 3 million animals have died or fled as a result of forest and bush fires, causing $ 7 billion in damage to the economy.

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