first_imgSYDNEY –Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison apologized for going on a holiday inHawaii this week while the nation’s bushfire crisis worsened.  Firefightersare battling over 100 fires amid a heat wave which has produced the nation’stwo hottest days on record.  Two volunteerfirefighters died on a road accident on Thursday while deployed to a huge blazenear Sydney. “I deeplyregret any offence caused to any of the many Australians affected by theterrible bushfires by my taking leave with family at this time,” he added.     Morrison onFriday said he would end his leave early. His absence this week has drawncondemnation and protests. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison apologizes on Friday for taking a leave amid the bushfire crisis. GETTY IMAGES Australia’sbushfire emergency has killed eight people, destroyed over 700 houses andscorched millions of hectares since September.(BBC)last_img