SYDNEY/CANBERRA/MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – Australian officials Monday used a respite from fierce wildfires that have killed 24 people across the country’s southeast to race to reopen blocked roads and evacuate people who have been trapped for days.
A second day of light rain and cool winds brought some relief from heat wave-fueled blazes that ripped through two states over the weekend, but officials warned the hazardous weather conditions are expected to return later in the week.
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