Oz wildfires: Weather 'to worsen'

Thousands of firefighters in Australia are continuing to battle dozens of wildfires raging in New South Wales as weather conditions are set to worsen. The country's rural fire service chief has warned "the worst of the weather is still to come."

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Fire official: Wildfires travelling almost 20 miles per day

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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