Cooler weather and lighter winds helped fire crews gain control of bushfires raging across New South Wales Wednesday as formal investigations began into the cause of the blazes.
Residents look at the flames from a bush fire that erupted in Sydney's western suburb of Castlereagh, New South Wales on September 10, 2013. Dozens of bushfires erupted in Australia on Tuesday with six firefighters injured battling fierce infernos in western Sydney that destroyed two homes and which officials said could signal a difficult summer.
Sixty-three fires were still burning in Australia's most populous state, 25 of them uncontained and many in western Sydney, but a significant drop in temperatures and easing winds proved a welcome relief after challenging conditions Tuesday.
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