Australia Battles Deadly Wildfires

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Southern Australia and particularly those confronting the horrific fires that swept the region over the weekend.

This New York Times story reports the fires have claimed at least 131 lives.

The paper reports: “Officials suspect that some of Saturday‚Äôs fires were set deliberately. Huge tracts of land were declared crime scenes and police announced a special task force to hunt suspected arsonists, who could face murder charges.”

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