Ben Peek (benpeek) wrote,
Ben Peek

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The Australian Summer

The fires have burned out more than 200,000 hectares (495,000 acres) of land and left a pall of smoke over Australia's second largest city [Melbourne].


Environment department spokesman Stuart Ord said crews were being stretched by trying to tackle fast-moving fires on several fronts in extreme conditions.

"There is no doubt the fire will hit settlements, the question is which ones?" he said.

From the BBC and the Age.
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