Toll rises in Australian wildfires with more danger ahead

Toll rises in Australian wildfires with more danger ahead

Toll rises in Australian wildfires with more danger ahead

Wildfires raging across Australia are showing no signs of dying down.

Immediate evacuation orders were in place for the worst-hit areas, . including Noosa North Shore where residents were forced to evacuate homes for the second time in a week.

About 60 fires were burning around New South Wales on Thursday morning, with 27 uncontained while being battled by more than 1,000 firefighters, the Rural Fire Service said.

"The man is yet to be formally identified, however, it's believed to be the body of a 58-year-old man who lived in a shed nearby", NSW Police said in an emailed statement.

This Nov. 11, 2019, satellite photo taken by NASA shows the weather condition as bushfires burn in the eastern part of New South Wales state.

"For all the females on the ground in NSW right now", she wrote.

A coalition of 23 fire and emergency services leaders from every state and territory are insisting harder-to-control fires have broken out earlier-than-normal across New South Wales and Queensland because of global warming.

She told the BBC she wrote about her situation on social media because some friends had told her to stop firefighting.

On Wednesday, Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe posted images and videos on Twitter of firefighters tackling a blaze near his property near Nana Glen, an inland rural community, north of Sydney in NSW. "I'm still in a position where I'm able to help so I will".

Lee Johnson, former Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner, said the bushfire season that has razed homes and hundreds of thousands of hectares of land was like nothing he'd seen in his decades-long career.

"Yes I am a firefighter, no I'm not a man, Yes I am a female, Yes I am pregnant, Yes I am going to the fires, And yes I'll be alright, no I won't just stay behind".

While the cause of numerous blazes in natural, police have warned that no one should be setting any fires at all with a total fire ban in effect over both states.

Police charged a 16-year-old boy with intentionally starting a damaging fire.

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