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December 5, 2006

Australia

Raging bush fires, thought to have been sparked by lightning, continue to wreak havoc throughout the southern Australian state of Victoria.

More than 1,750 Victorian firefighters, for instance, are struggling to contain one major blaze that has ravaged more than 247,000 acres (100,000 hectares). Though no homes have been threatened, forecasters expect conditions to worsen due to heat and high winds.

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