In the past few days, Australia has been fighting back the danger that bushfires caused to the country. 21 out of the 100 accounted bushfires in New South Wales are still uncontrolled as firefighters, authorities and residents continue to prepare in battling the worst fire situations in Australia history.
Shane Fitzsimmons, the NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner stated the bushfires are not posing any kind of danger.
"Twenty-one of these fires were uncontained. Fortunately none of these fires are posing any immediate threat. But clearly, under today's conditions, we are concerned with those and we will be monitoring them very carefully," Commissioner Fitzsimmons declared.
Total fire ban has already been declared on New South Wales with the temperature in the far west expected to reach 45 degrees Celsius. Sydney as well as the close by coastal regions are also preparing for the threat that temperature rise may bring. It is anticipated that Sydney will scorch at a temperature of 43 degrees Celsius which makes it the third highest temperature ever recorded.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard stated the temperature rise is a good basis in describing Australia's weather conditions as catastrophic. Even NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons agrees with the Prime Minister.
"We are shaping up for one of the worst fire danger days on record. You don't get conditions worse than this, we are at the catastrophic level and clearly in those areas leaving early is your safest option," Commissioner Fitzsimmons stated.
Residents of Shoalhaven, Illawarra and the southern ranges also face the threat of bushfires. The Country Fire Authority is strongly monitoring the northern parts to prevent fire threats from the blazing temperatures.
Over 1500 brave firefighters worked really hard in controlling the fire. Fortunately, there are no death reports amidst the tragic bushfire but the emergency services crews are thoroughly searching destroyed properties for human remains.