Getty Images Image caption Many homes have been destroyed
In NSW, the state’s Rural Fire Service has warned of “very high, severe and extreme fire dangers. “
Fires in the state have destroyed about 1, 25 homes since the New Year.
Mr Morrison said that two ships remained off the coast of NSW ready to evacuate towns if needed.
The state government has announced A $ 1bn (£
m) to help rebuild towns destroyed by bushfires. The funding is in addition to the A $ 2 billion announced by the federal government.
Firefighters from the US, Canada and New Zealand are among those who have flown in to assist fatigued crews.
On Thursday, a waterbombing helicopter crashed into a reservoir in the Bega Valley Shire region as it was refilling there. The pilot, contracted by the Rural Fire Service, survived.
The crisis has also taken a vast toll on wildlife. An estimated (****************************, an koalas were killed when flames devastated Kangaroo Island last week.
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Australia saw its hottest and ranked year on record in 2019 due to two specific weather phenomena and climate change, the Bureau of Meteorology said on Thursday.
Authorities have warned that the huge fires, spurred by high temperatures, wind, and a three-year-drought, will persist until there is substantial rainfall.