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Fire burns out of control in Sydney’s west as heatwave breaks records – Sydney Morning Herald

Bushland at Northmead is burning as the city swelters through its second consecutive 40-degree day.



“It’s important that residents further back be aware that embers could be travelling ahead of the fire-front,” he said.
Waterbombing aircraft are drawing water from nearby Lake Parramatta to try and extinguish the blaze as gusty westerly winds sweep across the city.
Sydney tossed through its hottest November night on record on Saturday, with a low of just 25.3 degrees recorded at Observatory Hill before climbing again. Sydneysiders woke up to temperatures of 30 degrees on Sunday morning.
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