Fire officials in Australia have warned that the wildfires sweeping New South Wales are sometimes covering 30 kilometres (19 miles) in one day.
Joel Kursawe, a spokesman for New South Wales Rural Fire Service, said that he was concerned about future fires as the summer approaches.
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