Wildfires are spreading across a 200-mile stretch of bushland in Australia's Blue Mountains and edging closer to Sydney's suburbs.
Firefighters are tackling more than a dozen separate blazes that are out of control across New South Wales, which they fear could merge into a giant inferno.
ITV News' Ian Williams reports:
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