Australian bushfires destroy more than 50 homes but cool change brings relief

13 November 2019
2019-11-13 15:35

A cool change on Wednesday brought relief for firefighters battling massive bushfires in eastern Australia. The bushfires destroyed 50 homes and saw flames come within meters of homes on the outskirts of Sydney. New South Wales Rural Fire Service Commissioner told media in Sydney that while the state had no emergency warnings, they could see some volatility and some change to that alert level across different fire grounds.

Cooler conditions were expected to ease the danger in the state of New South Wales, where 83 fires were still burning. However, changes in wind direction in the northeastern state of Queensland were expected to whip up flames there.

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