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Blaze battle ahead of heat return

Posted by: 2UE | 10 January, 2013 - 2:15 PM
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Firefighters are battling to get on top of multiple blazes across New South Wales before temperatures soar and winds whip up to create another round of high fire danger conditions. Listen Live for Latest.

Cooler weather has given fire crews a break since catastrophic fire conditions hit on Tuesday, enabling them to get on top of many blazes.

But the Bureau of Meteorology is predicting a return to heatwave conditions across large parts of the state from tomorrow.

At midday Thursday the Rural Fire Service said 17 fires out of 120 across the state were uncontained, with around 370 thousand hectares burnt.

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