A home is lost to a bush fire in southwest Sydney as a huge blaze threatens communities across New South Wales. Photo: EPA

Australia declares state of emergency as heat records topple, fires rage

  • ‘Catastrophic weather conditions’ caused the emergency to be declared in New South Wales, with temperatures nearing 50 degrees Celsius
  • At least three million hectares of land has been torched across Australia in recent months, with six people killed and more than 800 homes destroyed
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A home is lost to a bush fire in southwest Sydney as a huge blaze threatens communities across New South Wales. Photo: EPA
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