Schools close as wildfires rage on in Australia

Firefighters in New South Wales, Australia have said that 16 schools will be temporarily closed as a result of the wildfires engulfing the state.

All of the affected schools are in the Blue Mountain and Hawkesbury areas around 50 miles west of Sydney, the state's Rural Fire Service said.

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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."