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



A
state of emergency has 


been declared in the ACT ‼️


ABC,via Facebook


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

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

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

However,
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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