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Raging Australian Bushfire Destroys Dozens of Homes

SYDNEY — Firefighters in Western Australia battled gusty winds and high temperatures on Tuesday as they fought a bushfire that has scorched thousands of hectares of land and destroyed more than 56 homes. Television broadcast images of air tankers flying …

Firefighters Combat Blazes in Central and Northern California

COALINGA, Calif. — More than 900 firefighters aided by helicopters and air tankers battled a wildfire in a rural area of Central California on Thursday. The fire in the Diablo Range west of the Fresno County city of Coalinga grew …