Dozens of bushfires break out in Australia, several firefighters injured
SYDNEY (AFP) - Dozens of bushfires broke out in Australia on Tuesday, with seven firefighters injured battling blazes in areas west of Sydney that have destroyed at least one home.
About 40 uncontained bushfires erupted in the country's most populous state of New South Wales, aided by temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius and gusting winds.
"Currently 40 fires burning in NSW not contained. Fire behaviour very erratic. People need to keep monitoring situation rapidly changing," tweeted NSW Rural Fire Service Deputy Commissioner Rob Rogers.
News footage showed black smoke billowing over homes, and at least three vehicles going up in flames.