Huge quantities of Australia have caught fire and burned down in an unprecedented firestorm. Around 12 million acres of land have been consumed by the fiery tempest. The disaster is several years of drought coming to a head, and the past 15 years have had 9 of the hottest years on record. 1000's of firefighters are engaged with the blaze, and the United States has sent some to assist.
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Around a half-dozen unused and abandoned mobile homes in Melrose caught fire. The fire spread quickly in the wee hours of the morning and the cause is currently being investigated.