State of emergency declared as bushfire threatens Australian capital
Friday, 31 January 2020 Australian officials declared a state of emergency for the capital city of Canberra and surrounding regions on Friday, as soaring temperatures and strong winds threatened to propel a large bushfire beyond the control of firefighters.
Authorities in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) have declared a state of emergency for Canberra and surrounding areas as massive bushfires continue raging.
Footage filmed on Friday (January 31) shows smoke filling the sky over the south of Canberra.
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Australian authorities urged another mass evacuation across the country’s heavily populated southeast. The call for emergency action came on Thursday as a return of hot weather fanned huge bushfires...