A state of emergency has been declared in New South Wales, Australia's most populous state, as bushfires threatened to encircle Sydney on Thursday.
Footage from Bargo, a town 100km (62 miles) southwest of Sydney, shows firefighters driving their engine down a road with the inferno on both sides.
Five firefighters were reportedly rushed to hospital after sustaining injuries battling the Bargo... Еще blaze, which has left a trail burnt out buildings and vehicles in its wake.
Australia is currently locked in the grip of a heatwave with the country experiencing its hottest day on record on Tuesday when the national average temperature hit 40.9C (105.6F).
Mandatory credit: NSW RFS — Terrey Hills Brigade
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