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Fri, 06 Dec 2019 13:59 GMT

Australia Fights over 100 Bushfires in 2 States as 21 Houses Destroyed

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7Dnews London - Reuters

Sat, 07 Sep 2019 03:12 GMT

Australian firefighters on Saturday September 7th worked to put out strong bushfires that have destroyed at least 21 houses in the two states of Queensland and New South Wales.

The state's Rural Fire Service (RFS) has placed an emergency warning on three fires out of 65 in New South Wales, saying in a statement that "more than 500 firefighters continue to protect homes work to control fires in difficult conditions."

The number of fires in north-eastern state of Queensland reached 51, according to Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk. The fires were reportedly caused due to dry weather and scarcity of rains.

"We are not out of this yet, the conditions are incredibly dry," Palaszczuk told journalists.