Fires roar across the southern parts of Australia

Fires roar across the southern parts of Australia

Over 130 fires are burning across New South Wales, with around 40 of those still uncontained, as temperatures soar into the 40s for much of the state.

Residents across Australia are being urged to monitor ABC local radio and the Rural Fire Service website for information about ongoing fires.

The most dangerous fires are burning near the Hume Highway at Jugiong, at Bogan Gate West of Parkes, and Learys Lane near Yass, as well as at at Wokolena near Wagga Wagga, Mates Gully in Tarcutta, and Sand Hills near Bungendore.

Emergency alerts also remain in place for Yarrabin near Cooma, Brogo in the Bega Valley, and at Deans Gap at Shoalhaven.

Meanwhile in preparation for expected fire behaviour in Tasmania, people in the Eagle Hawk Neck, Pirates Bay, Doo Town, Old Jetty Road and Blowhole Road areas, are requested to relocate now.

The fire is now hitting Eagle Hawk Neck.

It comes as a large fire has been burning for several days between Forcett and the Tasman Peninsula, but the emergency alert has been dongraded to “watch and act”.

The fire burning at Drik Drik in Victoria has also been downgraded to “watch and act”.

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