Australia evacuates parts of its capital as bushfire conditions return
Wednesday, 22 January 2020 Residents of the Australian capital Canberra were evacuated on Wednesday after a bushfire broke out near the airport as searing temperatures returned, ending a few days of respite, and the number of out-of-control blazes surged in the southeast.
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Large areas of southeast Australia are bracing themselves for a days-long heatwave. The scorching conditions threaten to stoke bushfires that have been burning in the region for months. New South Wales..