China News Service, September 11. According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s report on the 10th local time, a forest fire broke out in the remote Buckley area of Australia’s Northern Territory. The current fire area has exceeded 9,300 square kilometers. The Northern Territory emergency department is trying to control the fire.
According to reports, the fire broke out on the Buckley Plateau east of Tennant Creek, about 500 kilometers north of Alice Springs. A local firefighter said the fire, located between Epernera and Buckley Highways, “has burned an area about three to four times the size of the capital region.” The firefighter described the blaze as the largest he has responded to in the area to date.
According to reports, the Northern Territory Emergency Department is mobilizing firefighting personnel and fire-fighting aircraft to try to control the fire, and warned against non-essential travel to the Buckley area.
The fire has not yet threatened the property of local residents. Fire bans have been issued in many areas of the Northern Territory, and the transport department announced that it will decide whether to close the highway in the Buckley area depending on the intensity of the fire.