野火肆虐澳大利亚南部 Wildfires Ravage Southern Australia

澳大利亚当局说,西南部新南威尔士州发生多起山火,烧毁了悉尼附近的大约1百所房屋,并造成一名男子死亡。

有关官员星期五说,大约100处山火在燃烧,反常的高温天气和大风助长了火势。目前还有大约三分之一的山火没有得到控制。星期四,数百人在悉尼郊区的疏散营过夜。

星期五气温下降,但有关官员说,局势仍很危险。

Australian authorities say wildfires burning through the southeastern state of New South Wales have destroyed around 100 homes near Sydney and left one man dead.

Officials said Friday that around 100 fires are burning, fanned by unusually high temperatures and high winds.  About a third are still uncontained.   Hundreds of people spent Thursday night in evacuation centers on the outskirts of Sydney.

The weather turned milder Friday, but officials say conditions are still dangerous.