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Australia readies for more bushfires with temperatures set to soar

Australia readies for more bushfires with temperatures set to soar Australian officials have warned communities in hard-hit eastern states to strengthen bushfire defenses as soaring temperatures and strong winds were set to return, threatening to reignite some blazes and start fresh ones.

Residents in Australia’s capital, Canberra woke on Tuesday to thick, hazardous smoke covering the city.

Since September, Australia has been battling bushfires that have killed 33 people and about 1 billion native animals, while 2,500 homes and an area the size of Greece have been destroyed.

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