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Firefighters Battle Blazes Near Sydney, Australia

Video captured by a volunteer firefighter showed firefighters battling fires near Sydney, Australia, Saturday, December 8.
READ MORE: One hundred forty bushfires continue to burn across eastern Australia. A huge blaze near Sydney is bigger in size than the city itself and could take weeks to put out. Conditions have eased Saturday but the dangers persist.

Sydney is again shrouded in a toxic, smoky haze. Health warnings have been issued and many weekend sporting activities have been cancelled. Several blazes have combined to create a “mega fire” north of Australia’s biggest city. The fire's front is 60 kilometers long and officials warn it is simply too big to put out.

There are 95 bushfires here in the drought-hit state of New South Wales. Half are burning out of control. More than 2,000 firefighters are on the ground. Their task is unrelenting, but reinforcements have arrived from overseas, including Canada, New Zealand and the United States.
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