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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Bushfires in New South Wales rage on

Firefighters battle a bushfire burning close to homes in the Blue Mountains. Credit: DAN HIMBRECHTS/AAP/Press Association Images

The worst bushfires in New South Wales for decades are continuing to threaten communities in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney.

Fifty-eight fires are burning across the state, with more than ten uncontained according to the Rural Fire Service.

A state of emergency was declared in New South Wales on Sunday giving the emergency services the power to order the public to leave their homes or demolish a building.

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