BBC News – Australia races to control fires as new heat wave looms
9 January 2013 Last updated at 18:43 ET

NSW Emergency Minister Mike Gallacher: “If we get low humidity and wind we will have a problem”

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Fire crews in south-east Australia are racing to bring hundreds of bushfires under control before temperatures rise and winds pick up again.

More than 120 blazes are still burning in New South Wales, razing at least 300,000 hectares of land and killing thousands of livestock.

Cooler weather has brought some reprieve but forecasters predict another hot spell at the weekend.             ….(more).

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