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Australian bush fires: Two killed and 150 homes destroyed as 85 blazes rage

News Summed Up 2019-11-09 05:30:00

Around 85 blazes were tearing through the state of New South Wales on Friday as Australian authorities warned residents to evacuate their homes. Some of the locals were too late to flee the flames and desperately seek for shelter while they were trapped in their homes. The New South Wales Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) confirmed two people had been killed by a fire near Glen Innes, more than 340 miles north of Sydney. Queensland Fire and Emergency Services has issued emergency bushfire warning, calling residents in Cooroibah and Tewantin areas to leave immediately. Prime Minister Scott Morrison Tweeted said on Twitter the fires were "simply terrifying" and the government would support people.