Firefighters battling some of the most destructive wildfires to ever strike Australia's most populous state were bracing Sunday for worsening conditions, with higher temperatures and winds expected to intensify the danger in the coming days.
In the Blue Mountains west of Sydney, one of the worst-hit regions in fire-ravaged New South Wales state, more than 200 homes have been destroyed.
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Rescue workers are at the site Sunday morning trying to cut open mangled coaches.
Despite chilly temperatures it will be a mostly dry day, and milder than yesterday.
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