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Dramatic footage shows Australia being ravaged by bushfires

Australia has been ravaged by several intense bushfires which firefighters have struggled to keep under control.

Parts of Australia have been ravaged by several bushfires which have killed six people so far. Firefighters have struggled to cope as the flames edge closer to populated areas. Residents of the town of Ipswich, near Brisbane were forced to leave their homes.

Footage shows a crashed helicopter that was assisting in firefighting efforts; the pilot walking away unharmed.

Crews have taken advantage of calmer winds, but another heatwave is expected on Tuesday.

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