Australia Turns to Offense in Wildfire Battle
By The Associated Press
NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA - Crews battling Australia's wildfires say they have been able to turn from defense to offense for the first time in weeks thanks to a break in the weather.

The weather is expected to remain benign for the next week, although any deterioration in conditions after that could see the wildfires flare up again.

A firefighter was killed by a falling tree, bringing the death toll to at least 27 in a crisis that has destroyed more than 2,000 homes and scorched an area larger than the U.S. state of Indiana since September. 
Among those who died were four firefighters.

Published 11:11 PM, Sunday Jan. 12, 2020
Updated 08:40 PM, Sunday Jan. 12, 2020



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