Code Red: Australia’s bushfire crisis spreads to another state

Smoke from bushfires engulf an area in Paradise City, Adelaide, southern Australia, November 20, 2019, in this still image obtained from a social media video. Courtesy of Chirag Thakkar/Social Media via REUTERS.

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Firefighters battled nearly 200 bushfires across Australia on Thursday as authorities issued a Code Red alert for parts of Victoria state and Sydney was blanketed in hazardous smoke for the third consecutive day. Officials imposed a total fire ban across Victoria where temperatures were expected to peak above 40 degrees Celsius (104 […]

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