Almost a quarter of a million people is Friday been invited by the australian authorities to leave their homes as a result of the continued extensive bushbrande in the country.
at the same time, is the military ready to help in the fight against the rising temperatures and erratic winds, which have put additional time in the fires along the east coast.
forest Fires have already made thousands of people homeless.
In the alpine region on the border between the states of Victoria and New South Wales are two major fires by melting together and thus create a gigantic fire, which covers an area of 6000 square kilometers.
- If you can - get away from there. You should not be in remote and forested areas in our state, says beredskabschef in Victoria Andrew Crisp to the australian nyhedsmedie ABC.
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In large parts of the state of Victoria, where thousands were stranded on the coasts due to the fires, authorities have extended a state of emergency with 48 hours, and asked citizens to leave their homes.
Here, the authorities on Friday sent warning text messages to be 240,000 people and asked them to leave the area, inform the beredskabschefen.
Also in New South Wales and the state of South Australia have people been urged to leave their homes. The authorities have not disclosed how many people it is about.
prime minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, says he has informed the military, so it is ready to move in and help out immediately'.
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John White is the mayor of the region of East Gippsland, which was ravaged by a series of fires on new year's eve. He tells that the inhabitants are fled from the spot.
- People take no chances, he says.
the Authorities indicate that the meteorological conditions across Victoria will be exacerbated forward to Friday night with another powerful win.
so Far, 27 people have been killed in the fires, while thousands are fleeing their homes.
the Blaze has engulfed more than 103.000 square kilometers of land since October. It is equivalent to an area the size of south Korea.
Later Friday, there are planned demonstrations in several cities around the world - including in Sydney and Melbourne to protest against Australia's climate policy.