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Posted Mon Jan 7 2013: from Reuters:
Australia braces for "catastrophic" wildfire day
Australia was bracing on Monday for days of "catastrophic" fire and heatwave conditions, with fires already burning in five states and as a search continued for people missing after devastating wildfires in the island state of Tasmania. Prime Minister Julia Gillard toured fire-ravaged Tasmanian townships and promised emergency aid for survivors, who told of a "fireball" that engulfed communities across the thinly-populated state on Friday and Saturday. "The trees just exploded," local man Ashley Zanol told Australian radio...
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