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State of emergency declared as bushfire threatens Australian capital

Reuters Friday, 31 January 2020
Australian officials declared a state of emergency for the capital city of Canberra and surrounding regions on Friday, as soaring temperatures and strong winds threatened to propel a large bushfire beyond the control of firefighters.
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News video: Smoke fills sky south of Canberra as state of emergency declared

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Authorities in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) have declared a state of emergency for Canberra and surrounding areas as massive bushfires continue raging. Footage filmed on Friday (January 31) shows smoke filling the sky over the south of Canberra.

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