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Australia Firefighters Battle Hot, Windy Conditions

Authorities warned residents in Australia's most populous state to flee their homes as firefighters battle dozens of wildfires in what are expected to be dangerously hot and windy conditions Wednesday. Since late last week, the fires burning across the mountainous bushlands in New South Wales have destroyed more than 200 homes and damaged dozens of others. So far, one person has been killed. Conditions are set to worsen Wednesday. Temperatures are expected to reach 30 degrees Celsius as ...

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