A wildfire near Deans Gap in Australia crosses the Princes Highway
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Australia wildfires: 'Worst yet to come', says minister

A southerly change has brought some cool relief to south-east Australia as fire crews continue to battle bushfires across several states.

Temperatures in New South Wales have fallen more than 10C after one of the highest-risk fire days in its history.

New South Wales's Emergency Services Minister, Mike Gallagher, said they were expecting conditions to worsen again in the coming days.

  • 09 Jan 2013
  • From the section Asia
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