Photos of Australia’s Raging Bushfires

Southeast Australia’s recent extreme weather conditions—record-setting heat and powerful winds—have spawned more than 100 bushfires. These fires recently drove thousands of tourists and locals, cut off from overland escape routes, to seek shelter on nearby beaches. Heavy smoke has reddened skies across Australia’s two most populous states, as hundreds of firefighters battle the blazes. Below, a recent look at the nightmarish conditions across the region.

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