In Australia, More Than 90 Wildfires Rage In New South Wales State

By eline.gordts@huffingtonpost.com (Eline Gordts) CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — More than 90 wildfires are burning over Australia’s New South Wales state, but the danger has ebbed in neighboring Victoria and South Australia states.

State Country Fire Service spokesman Matt Sun said many of the 93 fires burning across New South Wales, Australia’s most populous state, on Sunday were sparked by overnight lightning strikes. Sun says at least three houses have been destroyed near the village of Minimbah, west of Sydney.

Heat wave conditions across southeast Australia last week intensified wildfires that destroyed at least 25 houses in Victoria and South Australia over several days.

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