Residents near a bushfire south of Canberra’s airport told to seek shelter as extreme temperatures fan bushfires across New South Wales. Follow the latest news and live updates
Smoke from fires near Moruya and Nowra can be seen on our radar. Fires are picking up due to hot temperatures, strong winds and low humidity. For up to date fire info refer to Fires Near Me: https://t.co/m5Wo8D3L53 and the latest weather warnings at: https://t.co/5i2qRJI7Mx pic.twitter.com/ira96Gcuwg
If you want some background on why the fire conditions have worsened in New South Wales and the ACT today, and why it’s a bit calmer in Victoria (aside from the brown rain in Melbourne) you can read a piece I wrote earlier here.
People in Brindabella business park in the ACT are being advised to stay where they are. It is safe there.
In New South Wales, there are five fires at emergency warning level, and are listed as out of control.
Canberra airport is closed and had been holding flights in and out of the nation’s capital on Thursday as emergency services issued an emergency warning for a bushfire near Beard, Oaks Estate and West Queanbeyan.
Residents have been advised to seek shelter.
INFORMATION UPDATE: Canberra Airport CLOSED https://t.co/K7dARPIfyc