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Wildfires Ravage Australia During Record Heatwave

Towns in Tasmania are burning, and the most heavily populated part of the country in New South Wales is fighting violent gusts of wind and vicious brush fires. The photos of the fires from space are incredible.

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"We are at the catastrophic level and clearly in those areas leaving early is your safest option," New South Wales Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said of conditions there.

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