A state of emergency is declared in Canberra

A state of emergency is declared in Canberra

Two days ago I was alarmed to find the following headline but could find nothing about this in Australian media except to reassure people it was all under control.

A correspondent from Canberra on RNZ this morning dismissed concerns.

Now it’s back to panic stations

state of emergency has 

been declared in the ACT ‼️

ABC,via Facebook

comes as Canberra faces the most dangerous fire conditions since the
2003 bushfires.

state of emergency comes amid ‘very high’ to ‘severe’ fire danger the
next few days and heatwave conditions.

Orroral fire is at a watch and act alert level with no threat to

Canberrans — particularly those in the south — need to be
prepared for things to change and for the fire to potentially reach
the southern-most suburbs of the ACT.

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