Australia firefighters race to beat heat spike
Australian firefighters are racing against the clock to bring a series of blazes under control before a forecast spike in temperatures brings the risk of more infernos.
Fires have been raging across Australia for nearly a week.
And while many have been contained, 126 are still burning and at least 15 remain out of control in New South Wales.
A cooler weather front that brought some relief yesterday continued in many parts today.
But temperatures are set to soar once again to well over 40 degrees Celsius tomorrow.
The blazes have burned more than 350,000 hectares of land in New South Wales alone
And while more than 100 homes were razed in Tasmania state last weekend, only a handful have been destroyed around the country since then.
No deaths have been reported.