Hundreds left homeless as Australia battles bushfires: video

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A state of emergency is declared as bushfires ravage parts of New South Wales, with hundreds of Australians left homeless by the blaze. Video footage shows firefighters trying to contain the blaze.

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Wild Fires in Southern California and New Mexico Burn Out of Control

Southern California Wildfire Explodes in Size Overnight

A firefighter watches a 1,400-acre wildfire northeast of Castaic, Calif., Friday May 31, 2013. Crews battling this wildfire in the mountains north of Los Angeles took advantage of cool morning weather Friday to make progress but scattered flames continued to climb hillsides. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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LOS ANGELES — A fire that burned at least five structures and threatened about 1,000 others exploded in size overnight, burning dangerously close to two foothill communities north of Los Angeles.