Australia fires: PM Morrison apologises for US holiday amid crisis

Sydney (HRNW) Australia’s bushfire emergency has killed eight people, destroyed more than 700 houses and scorched millions of hectares since September.According to BBC News PM Scott Morrison has been criticised for taking leave amid the bushfire crisis. Scott Morrison has apologised for going on holiday in Hawaii this week while the nation’s bushfire crisis worsened. Fires are raging across the nation amid a heatwave which has produced the nation’s two hottest days on record. Two volunteer firefighters died in a road accident on Thursday while deployed to a huge blaze near Sydney. More than 100 fires broke out in South Australia amid “catastrophic” conditions on Friday, while New South Wales (NSW) is bracing for similar conditions on Saturday.

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