Australia

Australia’s killer bushfires – worst still to come

NSW in Australia remains in a state of emergency, with high temperatures, strong winds and low humidity causing treacherous conditions for some 3,000 firefighters battling blazes. A statewide total fire ban remains in place.

Australia’s biggest city on highest fire alert ever

“Catastrophic is the highest level of bush fire danger,’’ the Rural Fire Service said. “Homes are not designed to withstand a fire under these conditions. If a fire starts and takes hold during catastrophic fire danger conditions, lives and homes will be at risk.’’