Australia Fire bans in place as South Australia set for a scorcher

12:11  11 january  2018
12:11  11 january  2018 Source:   9News.com.au

Smoke warning issued as fire crews battle fierce factory fire

  Smoke warning issued as fire crews battle fierce factory fire Firefighters have spent the morning battling a fierce factory fire in Melbourne.  The building at South Kingsville was well alight when fire crews arrived at the scene just after 4am today. The blaze started in the back fire of an engineering factory and caused extensive damage to the property. It took around 30 firefighters approximately one hour to bring it under control. When crews first arrived they had to approach the fire carefully, unaware of what risks may be inside.

Parts of south -east Australia are set to swelter, with temperatures expected Hot and dry air will be dragged across southern Australia , with parts of Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and No- fire bans have been implemented in NSW or the ACT at this stage, as many areas of those states face

South -east Australia has been warned to prepare for 'blast furnace' conditions as a heatwave is set to send temperatures soaring. NSW residents are being told to prepare for a scorcher of a weekend A 24-hour total fire ban has been in place for King Island and northern and southern Tasmania

Total fire bans are in place across parts of South Australia as temperatures are expected to soar across the state.

While Adelaide did not reach predicted temperatures yesterday, the mercury is forecast to reach 38 degrees today in metropolitan areas.

Total fire bans are in place for the Mid North, Mount Lofty Ranges and Lower South East areas with hot to very hot conditions and northeast to northwesterly winds of up to 45 km/h expected into the early afternoon.

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Rural Fire Service firefighters set up a back burn near Springwood in the Blue Mountains on New South Wales is Australia 's most populous state. One in three Australians live there. Total burn ban in place across Sydney region. At least 200 homes have been destroyed by just two fires .

Temperatures to rise above 40C as south -east Australia braces for scorcher . Subscribe. News. No- fire bans have been implemented in NSW or the ACT at this stage, as many areas of those states face “severe” fire danger, according to Weatherzone.

There is a slight chance of gusty showers later this afternoon.

The potentially hazardous heat follows dangerous conditions which swept across the state the last week, with grass fires spreading quickly and coming close to homes.

Fire crews were able to contain an out-of-control blaze near Sherwood on Saturday after a “wall of flames” tore through the south-east near the Victorian border.

At the height of the blaze, an emergency warning was issued for the Sherwood, Brimbago, Lowan Vale, McCallum and Senior areas, with locals warned it was no longer safe to leave.

Firefighters and paramedics are today urging residents to take care of themselves while monitoring conditions and actioning their bushfire survival plan if required.

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