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South Australia’s ‘Dangerous’ Wildfires Seen as Worst Since 1983

Wildfires raging east of South Australia’s capital Adelaide are the worst the region has seen in more than 30 years, damaging homes and prompting the government to warn of “incredibly dangerous” conditions.

A major emergency was declared as South Australia Premier Jay Weatherill today urged residents to leave areas threatened by fires burning out of control for a second day. Blazes have also broken out in neighboring Victoria state.