Record Australian heat brings fire to a scorched land

A supplied image obtained on March 2, 2019, shows smoke rising from the bushfire burning in Victoria's east, Australia. AAP Image/Supplied by Steven Clarke/via REUTERS

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Firefighters battled 25 blazes across the Australian state of Victoria on Sunday as a record-breaking heatwave delivered the hottest start to March on record for the southern third of the country. The continent is prone to deadly blazes thanks to its combination of remote terrain, high summer temperatures and flammable eucalyptus bush. […]

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