Canberra Fires – level 1

06-02-2020 07:00

Canberra is the capital city of Australia. There are a lot of fires in the area. Officials say that it is an emergency. The fires can be dangerous for people and houses.

Fire service officials say that there are strong winds. The weather is very hot. This is not good. There can be more fires.

Nobody knows how big the fires can be. Firemen worry that it can be difficult to control the fires. People must be careful. They must wait for evacuations.

This is the worst situation in Canberra since 2003. In 2003, fires kill four people.

Difficult words: emergency (a dangerous situation), control (to have the power to change or stop something), evacuation (moving people to a safe place).

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