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California requests support from Australia to fight hundreds of bushfires – ABC News

California’s Governor requests assistance from Australian firefighters, which he says are “some of the best”, to help battle nearly 560 blazes across the state.

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The Governor of California has requested assistance from Australia and Canada to fight the nearly 560 blazes ravaging across the US state.
Key points:

  • California’s Governor says the state is not equipped to fight the fires on its own
  • Many fires have been started by lightning strikes and exacerbated by a statewide heatwave
  • Experts warn COVID-19 epidemic increases risks posed by smoke inhalation, especially for older Californians

Governor Gavin Newsom said in a…

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