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Wildfires in Australia

22 Oct 2013

A state of emergency has been declared in New South Wales State due to several large wildfires burning in the area.

Residents have been evacuated from their homes and extensive property damage has been reported. Additional fires are possible due to extreme heat and strong winds.

Advice for Travellers

Travellers should expect disruption to infrastructure and transportation, avoid affected areas, and check with the FCO for the latest information if planning to visit the area.