Canberra Fires – level 2

06-02-2020 07:00

Authorities in Australia’s capital city, Canberra, declared a state of emergency. 8% of the Canberra territory is on fire.

There are very strong fires that are dangerous to people and their homes. Fire service officials warned that strong winds and high temperatures can cause more fires in the Canberra territory.

A Canberra official said that it is not possible to know how big the fires can be. He also said that it could be very difficult to control them. People must be careful and wait for a possible evacuation.

This is the first state of emergency in the Canberra territory since 2003 when the fires killed four people.

Difficult words: declare (to announce officially), territory (a part of a country with local government), evacuation (when people move to a safe place).

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