The fire erased close to the country capital hovered over the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), in which Canberra is situated. Bushfires claimed more than 35,800 hectares of forest and farmland south of the city. The main highway is closed. Endangered residents in the Australian capital, Canberra, were warned to prepare to evacuate their homes. BBC spreads information.
Local authorities reported that the out-of-control "Orroral Valley Fire" in Namadgi National Park, located between Canberra and the bordering state of New South Wales, currently poses a threat to homes and infrastructure in Canberra's southern suburbs.
Thirty-three people died, and eleven million hectares of the land destroyed as a result of the lasting bushfire since September.