'Get out': Australians urged to flee as huge bush fires revitalise

'Get out': Australians urged to flee as huge bush fires revitalise

The Straits Times - Asia·2020-01-10 11:04

SYDNEY (REUTERS) - Australian authorities urged nearly a quarter of a million people to evacuate their homes on Friday (Jan 10) and prepared military backup as soaring temperatures and erratic winds were expected to fan deadly bush fires across the east coast.

Temperatures were expected to shoot well above 40 deg C in several parts of the country on Friday, accompanied by high winds, threatening to inflame fires that have already left thousands of people homeless.

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