Wildfires in New South Wales
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Australia bushfires: State of emergency declared

20 October 2013 Last updated at 18:32 BST

Australian officials have declared a state of emergency in News South Wales as bushfires continue to rage.

The fires, which are the worst for more than a decade, have already destroyed at least 200 homes and conditions could deteriorate further with soaring winds and high temperatures expected.

Jon Donnison reports.