'Don't Wait For A Warning': Catastrophic Fire Danger To Continue
Dangerous fire conditions are continuing to ravage communities across the country as Australia sweltered through another day of record-breaking temperatures on Friday.
In South Australia, the fire emergency has been catastrophic, with a number of properties destroyed and sadly at least one life feared lost.
Winds that swept through Adelaide in the afternoon, cooling the city which had sweated through another day of the heatwave, were expected to begin impacting fire grounds in the evening.
The County Fire Service said it holds "extraordinary concerns" for a number of major blazes, with up to five fires at emergency level on Friday afternoon.
Queensland, WA and Victoria are also facing fire emergencies and record-breaking temperatures are set to continue into the weekend.
A grim weekend warning has also been issued for NSW which continues to face severe danger from fires after the premier declared a 7-day state of emergency.
Sadly on Friday morning, the state's Rural Fire Service confirmed that two of its volunteer firefighters had lost their lives while on duty overnight when their truck rolled.
As tributes flowed in for the two young fathers, state authorities made a grim warning to NSW residents for catastrophic conditions expected on Saturday.
The RFS Deputy Commissioner Rob Rogers said it would be a "miracle" if no homes were lost.
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