SYDNEY — Thousands of Australians fled their homes, as wildfires raged across the nation's south on Saturday, with firefighters struggling to contain the blazes fanned by strong winds.
Six homes were destroyed by the fires in South Australia and Victoria states, officials said, though no serious injuries have been reported.
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Dry conditions and temperatures in the upper 30s Celsius (around 100 degrees Fahrenheit) were causing headaches for firefighters battling the blazes. Officials said it would likely take days to get the fires under control. Read more...
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