"It will probably be the best seven days we have had without a rise of very unsafe fire ratings". Conditions were milder on Saturday and the forecast remained relatively benign for next week.
Thousands of protesters rallied late on Friday in Sydney and Melbourne, calling for Mr Morrison to be sacked and for Australia to take tougher action on global warming.
He said the government was developing a national disaster risk reduction framework within the Department of Home Affairs that will deal with wildfires, cyclones, floods and drought.
"We have milder conditions in Victoria fortunately at the moment but these fires are continuing to misbehave and during the night when the conditions should be at their best they are still spotting out over lines and causing firefighters out there significant grief".More news: Giants pass on Saints coach Aaron Glenn, hire Patrick Graham as DC
New South Wales Rural Fire Service spokesperson Anthony Clark said: "What we're really seeing with a number of these fires merging is a number of small fires started by lightning strikes across the landscape". The Scott Morrison government has been accused of not taking adequate steps on the issue of climate change.
The fires have emitted 400 megatonnes of carbon dioxide and produced harmful pollutants, the European Union's Copernicus monitoring programme said. "This is a longer-term risk framework model that addresses one of the big problems in response to the climate", said Mr. Morrison. "Government policy is set by the Cabinet". The whole of South Eastern Australia is battling wildfires and many firefighters are engaged in extinguishing it. Chris Hardman, executive director of Victoria's One Fire Engineer Management, said one of these firemen, Bill Slade, died near Omeo in eastern Victoria State on Saturday.
Fire assessors were escorted by Defence into the cut-off town of Mallacoota on Monday, as Victoria counts the cost of the devastating blazes.
Commissioner of the New South Wales Shane Fitzsimmons shared the heartwarming video on Twitter and wrote, "Coming through, all gathered gave a spontaneous & lengthy round of applause, reflecting the gratitude & admiration we all have for their generosity".More news: Could Red Sox fire Alex Cora over Astros’ cheating scandal?
Progress came after a firefighter was killed by the fall of a tree. He said that 60-year-old Slade was praised in November last year for his 40 years of service in the forest agency.
Emergency Crisis Commissioner Andrew Crisp confirmed the fireman's death and said it had brought the total fatality of the bushfire season in the state of Victoria in Southeast Australia to four.
A poll released Monday showed Prime Minister Scott Morrison's approval ratings have nosedived in the face of widespread anger over his handling of the deadly crisis.
Harris prepared for the flames by throwing iron sheets over his windows and clearing the area around the grass house and shrubs that might have been on fire.More news: U.S. Stock ETFs Waver After Weak Jobs Report
Another junior politician, Craig Kelly, has also publicly denied any link between climate change and fire crisis.