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Smoke from the bushfires covers Sydney

About Sydney hung on Tuesday, a thick Smoke caused by Bush fires in the surroundings of the Australian metropolis. The authorities appealed to the more than five million residents of the Region, "to be careful". People with breathing problems has been advised not to leave their houses and apartments.

relaxation is not in sight. For the next few days will be told in the three of the fire-affected Federal States continue to temperatures of up to 40 degrees and wind speeds of up to 65 kilometres an hour in advance. In Sydney, 37 degrees, it was Tuesday hot. In Australia, on the other side of the Globe, starting in the summer.

More than 138'000 hectares burned

Alone in the state of New South Wales, including Sydney, to rage about 50 fire, 28 of them in an uncontrolled manner. A total of 1400 firefighters fought against the flames. The fire, which is a Sydney on next, located in the national Park, Wollemi on Gosper's Mountain, about 100 kilometres North-West of the city. There are more than 138'000 hectares, according to the authorities already burned down.

in Total, are already affected 1.6 million hectares of Land from the flames, which represents about a third of the area of Switzerland (4,13 million hectares). The fire brigade is fighting a fire front of 6000 kilometers in length – from Switzerland can be reached within this distance, India.

To combat the flame was flown in from North America, a converted DC10 in. The water bomber can drain 38'000 litres of water on fire. From new Zealand additional firefighters are in support of Australian colleagues on the go.

Normally, the time of the Bush fires begins in Australia in December – this year it started already in October. Scientists assume that climate change is exacerbating the Problem. (jd/anf/ap/sda)

Created: 19.11.2019, 09:33 PM

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