Bushfires raged out of control across Australia's most populous state Tuesday, fanned by intense heat and high winds in "catastrophic" conditions that targeted homes and triggered evacuations.
Handout from the New South Wales Rural Fire Service (NSW Rural Fire Service) shows a bushfire burning 8 kilometers from Naradhan in New South Wales, Australia on January 8, 2013. Bushfires are raging out of control across Australia's most populous state, fanned by intense heat and high winds in "catastrophic" conditions that threatened homes and triggered evacuations.
More than 140 fires were burning across New South Wales state late in the day, around 40 of them uncontained, state Rural Fire Service commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons told reporters in Sydney.
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