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Australian beach towns ablaze as wildfire crisis intensifies

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Conditions have worsened at the weekend as a heatwave pushed temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius in the south-east.

Sydney

AUSTRALIA'S wildfire crisis intensified on Tuesday as coastal towns across the south-east caught ablaze, forcing thousands of stranded tourists and locals to seek refuge on beaches.

Thick black smoke billowing from infernos in Victoria and New South Wales states turned the...