Australia has been struggling with brush fires for a while now. New South Wales is getting most of the attention, but South Australia and the southern part of Western Australia are also dealing with massive fires and extended heat.
Most areas are getting a bit of a break-temperatures are down in a lot of areas this morning-but the heat is expected to spike back up to the 40s by the weekend. Some of these fires have been set by arsonists.
Queensland has missed most of the heat but that is about to change:
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