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Emergency Warning Issued For Hawkesbury As Bushfire Nears Sydney Outskirts

A bushfire is pictured along Putty Road on November 15, 2019 in Colo Heights, Australia. The warning has been issued for a 80,000-hectare blaze at Gospers Mountain, which is burning in the direction of Colo Heights. An estimated million hectares of land has been burned by bushfire across Australia following catastrophic fire conditions - the highest possible level of bushfire danger - in the past week. A state of emergency was declared by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian on Monday 11 November and is still in effect, giving emergency powers to Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons and prohibiting fires across the state. Four people have died following the bushfires in NSW this week. (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

Australia battles devastating wildfires

Four people have died and thousands more have been displaced since bushfires began in Australia more than a week ago. At least 300 homes in the states of New South Wales and Queensland have been razed. More than 60 bushfires are estimated to still be burning.

The blazes are now 90 per cent contained, according to the Australian Associated Press, but high temperatures through the weekend mean that could quickly change.

"Everybody has to be on alert no matter where you are and everybody has to assume the worst and we cannot allow complacency to creep in," NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said, according to the BBC.