Australia firefighters race to beat heat spike

15 of the 126 fires are out of control


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NEW SOUTH WALES, Australia — Australian firefighters were racing against the clock to bring a series of blazes under control on Thursday before a forecast spike in temperatures brings the risk of more infernos.

Fires have been raging across Australia for nearly a week and while many have been contained, 126 are still burning and at least 15 remain out of control in the country's most populous state, New South Wales.

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