Hot and dry summer conditions have seen fires start in a number of Australian states this month, with heatwaves in several major cities. Wildfires are a fact of life in arid Australia, where 173 people perished in the 2009 Black Saturday firestorm, the nation’s worst natural disaster of modern times.
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Police fear deaths in Australian wildfires
RAGING THROUGH:More than 3,000 people were evacuated from their homes, leaving many stranded in emergency shelters as fires raged and cut off roads
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