Firefighters우리카지노 continue to battle blazes in nsw, bernewall, and tas
The blaze has destroyed at least 18 homes, destroyed at least 80 businesses and killed at least 40 people.
There are now eight fire companies on site fighting to c바카라ontain the fire and to extinguish more blazes.
A spokeswoman for the Queensland Ambulance Service said the number of people killed due to the fire was «overwhelming».
«They’re in the critical care unit, which would mean there’s not an ambulance in every ambulance service unit, which is not ideal, so we’ve got six units on the ground currently dealing with the four fire-fighting areas.»
One woman remains in a critical condition at the Westmead hospital in Port Lincoln. The woman’s identity has not yet been released.
Queensland Premier Campbell Newman is speaking to President Barack Obama.
More than 60 firefighters, a helicopter and the police are on scene. A State Emergency Service spokesman said he was not prepared to reveal the number of fires or the type of equipment used because of the sensitive nature of the situation.
The Queensland Government has taken emergency planning over.
«The Government takes immediate action to protect critical infrastructure in the state. An additional 24 fire brigades have been put to use to protect our state’s critical infrastructure.»
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More than 60 firefighters were called to the fire at one point.
Rescue team member Kevin McCall said the blaze grew overnight from a large ember that has now spread to several locations.
Mr McCall said police had been at the scene and had received reports of at least two people trapped.
«It’s a really serious scene. It’s devastating, it’s devastating.»
Mr McCall said most of the homes were in the home of a man, but others were in other parts of the town.
«So far as we know, there’s one person that is missing, and that’s very lugospelhitzcky to have been able to save his life,» he said.
Mr McCall said no other injuries were reported.
Some residents said the fire damaged their homes.
One resident said she saw the roof collapse, and then watched in horror as the roof of her home completely collapsed and her entire basement collapsed with a few of the windows that were in one section on fire.
Another resident who had been inside he