Bushfires rage after Australia’s hottest summer on record

Homes have gone up in flames as nearly 1,000 firefighters battle dozens of out-of-control blazes in southern Australia in the wake of the nation’s warmest summer on record. A days-long heatwave sent temperatures soaring towards 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) over the weekend, with bushfires raging across Victoria state forcing thousands of people to flee their homes.