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Rain slows Australia bushfires

Bushfires continue to burn on Saturday near the town of Wilmington, around 280 miles north of Adelaide, Australia, and on Moreton Island near Brisbane. The Wilmington fire started on Wednesday and has since burned more than 20,000 acres of land. Rains have slowed the fire down, allowing time for crews to build fire breaks. But the fire isn't completely out. (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNIDENTIFIED MAN, SAYING: "You've still got live fire out there, and big stumps will burn for days." The fire came within three miles of the town. But at least for the immediate future, Wilmington is safe. On Moreton Island, a bushfire continued to burn on Saturday. Authorities were concerned that predicted 30 mile per hour wind gusts could fan the flames. But the Queensland Fire Service has said there's no immediate threat to townships or resorts on the island. Travis Brecher, Reuters

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