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Australian Tourists Advised To Leave Due To Fires

  • USA Today, Thursday, January 2, 2020 4:09 PM
The U.S. Embassy is urging tourists on Australia's South Coast of New South Wales to leave because of  "extreme fire danger.” The area has declared a state of emergency and the embassy is advising people to avoid it this weekend. Authorities have confirmed at least a dozen fatalities from the fires, which have been burning since October. Wildlife groups fear that millions of animals also have died. Australia has recently experienced some of its hottest and driest conditions on record.

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