By Steve Dellar  |  04-15-2018   News
Photo credit: Twitter | @FRNSW

Many Sydney residents were faced with another sleepless night as 500 firefighters continued to battle a large blaze near the city’s south-western suburbs.

The weather as of late has been unusually hot for this time of year in Sydney, and many say that the bushfires have been a much greater danger than in previous seasons.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Moorebank Avenue, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Holsworthy?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Holsworthy</a> Fire: Latest Linescan taken at about 4:10pm showing current fire activity. Brighter areas are more intense fire. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NSWRFS?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NSWRFS</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/nswfires?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#nswfires</a> <a href="https://t.co/R0CbCdHymG">pic.twitter.com/R0CbCdHymG</a></p>&mdash; NSW RFS (@NSWRFS) <a href="https://twitter.com/NSWRFS/status/985407505575620608?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">15 April 2018</a></blockquote>

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Australian Prime Minister Mr Malcolm Turnbull stated his cabinet was being informed on an hourly basis of the advance of the fires as he praised the emergency response of the firefighters: "It is unseasonably hot and that's a matter of obviously great concern, but we have to deal with the worst that Mother Nature can throw at us and the worse Australians are presented with by nature, the better it brings out the Australian spirit.”

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Australia: An emergency warning was reissued for an out-of-control bushfire that is raging across parts of the Australian city of Sydney. According to the New South Wales Rural Fire Service, 500 firefighters are trying to control the blaze that started on Saturday. 15-04-2018 <a href="https://t.co/XYXhMMtjzn">pic.twitter.com/XYXhMMtjzn</a></p>&mdash; Rowan Van Dijk (@Lastkombo) <a href="https://twitter.com/Lastkombo/status/985477480659202048?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 15, 2018</a></blockquote>

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"Clearly with the wind increasing in strength the situation is worsening but there are outstanding efforts to control this fire being undertaken," the prime minister said.

"This huge blaze has been fought in very high temperatures and very high winds - unseasonal conditions.

"It is going to be a very, very tough afternoon and evening."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/UPDATE?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#UPDATE</a>: Residents in Menai in Sydney’s south-west are battling a fire front that is closing in on their homes. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/9News?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#9News</a><a href="https://t.co/043NIT5naQ">https://t.co/043NIT5naQ</a></p>&mdash; Nine News Australia (@9NewsAUS) <a href="https://twitter.com/9NewsAUS/status/985155740938788864?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 14, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Most problematic are the strong winds which enlarge the fires and usually reach their peak in the afternoon (around 4pm local time).

Source:

https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/sleepless-night-ahead-as-sydney-bushfire-continues-to-burn-20180415-p4z9rh.html

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