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Australian firefighters battle widespread blazes, brace for worse conditions

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MELBOURNE: Australian firefighters will spend Sunday (Nov 10) trying to contain bushfires as authorities warn that widespread fire danger on Tuesday will stretch their ability to protect people.

The New South Wales Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) said on Sunday that they were expecting severe and extreme fire danger across broad parts of Australia's most populous state, including near the nation's largest city, Sydney.

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"With so many fires already burning, homes and lives will be at risk," the NSW RFS said on Twitter.

"If you are threatened by fire, you may not get help."

READ: Australia bushfires leave three dead, at least 150 homes lost

Bushfires in NSW have killed three people since Friday, when a record number of emergency-level fires were declared in the state.

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At least 150 homes have been destroyed and, although five people were missing on Saturday afternoon, Sky News reported on Sunday morning that those people were now accounted for.

More than 70 fires were burning in NSW on Sunday morning and while none were at an emergency level, 36 were not under control.

Firefighters look as a fire rages on in Rainbow Flat, New South Wales, Australia, November 8, 2019, in this still image taken from social media video. @ ethanborlephotography/via REUTERS

Further north in Queensland, more than 50 fires were burning Sunday morning and a fire ban was declRead More – Source