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Water Bomber Crashes In Australia, Sparking Another Wildfire

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October 24, 2013 AT 12:05 PM
A plane dousing wildfires in bushland south of Australia's biggest city crashed into a national park on Thursday, killing the pilot and sparking a new fire to add to 55 still burning across the state of New South Wales. The accident happened as more dry, windy conditions caused a flare-up in huge fires burning for a week in mountains to the west of Sydney, closing roads and entering a valley running down towards the metropolitan area.