Bushfire crisis: Australia's capital declares state of emergency

Authorities are concerned hot weather and strong winds this weekend will spread a fire south of the city out of control.

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    A state of emergency has been declared in Australia's capital, as bush fires threaten Canberra and the surrounding region.

    Authorities are concerned hot weather and strong winds this weekend will spread a fire south of the city out of control.

    It is the worst threat the area has faced in 20 years.

    Al Jazeera's Priyanka Gupta reports.


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