High temperatures, strong winds create 'catastrophic' fire threat
January 8th, 2013
09:01 AM ET

High temperatures, strong winds create 'catastrophic' fire threat

Soaring temperatures and strong winds have combined to create a "catastrophic" fire threat across the southeast Australian state of New South Wales.

Residents have been warned to remain vigilant as temperatures rise towards a predicted high of 43 degrees (109 degrees Fahrenheit) in the state capital of Sydney.

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  1. s kel

    And people hate winter??

    January 8, 2013 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    Lol @ s kel, yes people hate winter! This ppl anyway.

    January 8, 2013 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |