Australians flee as wind fans fires
on 23/10/2013 07:14:32
The winds are showering communities with embers and all schools were closed in anticipation of worsening conditions in the Blue Mountains. The region lost more than 200 homes to blazes last week.
Rural Fire Service commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said 71 fires are burning in New South Wales state around Sydney, including 29 which are out of control.