A heatwave has sprung across New South Wales. It is the hottest Spring in over a century.
Temperatures on Thursday October 17 peaked over 35 degrees celcius (95F), with winds of over 88km/hr (55 miles an hour!)
This has wreaked havoc in Western Sydney, the Blue Mountains, the Southern Highlands and areas around Newcastle. This is where over 25% of Australia's ENTIRE POPULATION resides.
Over 30 houses have been destroyed in Springwood, with reports of more houses lost in Winmalee, Port Stephens, Williamtown and Balmoral.
And over 40 cars were destroyed in a car park after a discarded cigarette butt sparked a blaze in Sydney Olympic Park.
Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons has added:
NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell has said that it will be a 'miracle' if under 100 homes are destroyed over Wednesday night.
STAY SAFE, NEW SOUTH WALES.
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