Milder temperatures Sunday brought any expectation of relief from out of control fires that have taken over three Australian states, taking 24 lives and destroying around 2,000 homes. Saturday was a day of high pressure as taking off temperatures and solid breezes fanned flames in New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia, driving thousands to evacuate and making flames to the suburbs of Sydney.
A number of firemen battled to control the flames however many kept on wearing out of control, taking steps to clear out rural townships and causing immeasurable harm property and natural life.
As dawn broke over a darkened landscape on Sunday, an image rose of the disaster of exceptional scale. The Rural Fire Service said 150 fires were dynamic in the state, 64 of them were uncontrolled.
The last casualty happened at Batlow in New South Wales, where a 47-year-old person died Saturday night while protecting the home of a friend from infringing fires. New South Wales police said the man was discovered in a vehicle and couldn’t be revived.
The rapidly spreading fires, which have been taking place since September, have destroyed around 5 million hectares (12.35 million acres) of land.
Specialists state environmental change has exacerbated the rapidly spreading fires.
Claude Denni was born and raised in San Jose. Claude has worked as a journalist for nearly a decade having contributed to several large publications including the Daily Democrat here in Californiar and NPR. As a journalist for Coastal Morning Star, Claude covers national and international developments.