NSW and Queensland fires: residents prepare for 'catastrophic' bushfire conditions – live

Fears for Sydney and the Hunter with conditions set to worsen on Tuesday, while dozens of blazes continue to burn across two states

10.30pm GMT

NSW premier Gladys Berejilkian has declared a state of emergency in response to the bushfire crisis.

The state of emergency will last for seven days.

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

10.26pm GMT

Fitzsimmons says firefighters from Victoria have sent in 50 additional fire trucks to help their NSW colleagues.

“We already had over 1,400 interstate personnel helping out in New South Wales over the recent weeks. We got another 400 flying in and driving in today ahead of the conditions tomorrow.”

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Source: The Guardian
NSW and Queensland fires: residents prepare for 'catastrophic' bushfire conditions – live