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Australia faces worst fire conditions in decades

High temperatures and strong winds are fueling more than 100 fires

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NEW SOUTH WALES, Australia — Australia is currently facing what has been called one of the 'worst fire events in decades' as bushfires continue to devastate three of its states, including New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania.
With high temperatures and strong winds fuelling the bushfires, ninety percent of New South Wales was declared in severe danger, reported The Australian News.

The government has raised 'catastrophic' fire danger rating in Illawara, Shoalhaven and Southern Ranges, where more than 100 fires were burning. 'Extreme' rating, on the other hand, is raised in other parts of the state, where fires are most likely to worsen.

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