Red candles have lit up Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide in the past 24 hours, prompting a national emergency to be declared.
More: Australia’s bushfires: What to know about the fires and what to do if you see oneA total of 824 fires are burning in the Australian bushland, according to data from the Bureau of Meteorology.
The number of fires in the national capital is also on the rise.
The total number of blazes has risen to 3,818, according the Bureau, which has already called for the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency for three weeks, which is the maximum time to protect homes.
It has been reported that the number of firefighters battling blazes in the country has soared, with a number of them deployed to the country’s north and east.
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