A firefighter battles the flames during a large bush fire in northern New South Wales on Tuesday. Photo: DPA

1,000 firefighters battle massive bush fires raging in eastern Australia

  • More than 130 fires are raging in the states of Queensland and New South Wales, fuelled by strong winds and a prolonged drought
  • Firefighters worked through the night into Tuesday to save homes from the flames, supported by water-bombing aircraft
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A firefighter battles the flames during a large bush fire in northern New South Wales on Tuesday. Photo: DPA
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