Dramatic footage has shown Australian firefighters driving into the heart of wildfires as they attempt to stop out-of-control blazes from merging into a massive united inferno.
Fire crews have been battling the flames on a grand scale in the Blue Mountains in New South Wales but conditions are expected to worsen over the next 48 hours.
ITV News' Ben Chapman reports:
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