NSW has declared a state of emergency for seven days starting immediately as bushfire rage across the state.
Emergency Services Minister David Elliott on Monday morning said residents were facing what “could be the most dangerous bushfire week this nation has ever seen”.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the last time a state of emergency was declared in the state was 2013 when there were extensive bushfires in the Blue Mountains.
NSW Premier @GladysB has declared a state of emergency due to dangerous fire risk and forecast conditions. The state of emergency will remain in place for seven days. #nswrfs #nswfires pic.twitter.com/KxReFn9pGP
— NSW RFS (@NSWRFS) November 10, 2019