NSW and Queensland fires: residents face 'horrifying beast' of a bushfire, mayor says – live

Huge fires threaten homes on NSW mid-north coast and west of Blue Mountains, as well as near Noosa and Logan in Queensland

5.20am GMT

In other news, it’s snowing. Snowing. In NSW. Today.

Half the state is on fire and it’s snowing.

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5.16am GMT

The Mid Coast mayor David West has been preparing his own property and is back live on the ABC.

“It’s a horrible, horrible sight. The fire from Hillville has caused the evacuation of my daughter and her two children from their brand new home. It doesn’t seem that we as human beings have anything we can throw at this beast.

“It is incredibly dry, there is no moisture in the air, the wind is ridiculous and we are just getting hammered.”

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Source: The Guardian
NSW and Queensland fires: residents face 'horrifying beast' of a bushfire, mayor says – live