‘We’re in for a long night’ as catastrophic conditions hit NSW’s firegrounds


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As wild winds and soaring temperatures hit New South Wales, more than 100 bushfires are still burning with fears more homes have been lost.

Penrith, in Sydney’s west, hit temperatures of up to 50 degrees making it the hottest place on Earth on Saturday, as Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the state is in “for a long night”.

Some areas in the state’s south east experienced north-westerly winds of around 100 kilometres per hour gripping the same area which saw 500 homes lost on New Year’s Eve.

NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said firefighters have been “withdrawn for safety” across many firegrounds.

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