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Some of Australia’s top firefighters are heading to California to face wildfires — and COVID-19 – ABC News

Authorities in California are battling to contain both wildfires and the COVID-19 pandemic. Now they’re asking Australian firefighters for help.



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The US state of California is calling for help from Australia’s top firefighters to battle hundreds of wildfires that are currently raging.
The fires have destroyed at least 1,200 buildings and burned through more than 1 million acres of land.
Californian authorities are also battling the COVID-19 pandemic, with the state accounting for the highest number of infections in the country.
What help is California asking for?
California wants 55 specialised firefighters to fill mainly leadershi…

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