Ferocious wildfires were burning at emergency-level intensity across Australia’s most populous state on Tuesday, as authorities warned most residents in their paths there was no longer time to flee.
New South Wales is under a week-long state of emergency, a declaration that gives the Rural Fire Service sweeping powers to control resources and direct other government agencies in its efforts to battle fires.
The worst fires on Tuesday emerged in the state’s northeast, where three people have died and more than 150 homes have been destroyed since Friday.
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