Dire warning as Australia braces for summer bushfires

By Rachael Ward and Liv Casben
Updated November 30 2023 - 2:25pm, first published 2:22pm
Despite widespread rains, large areas of Australia have been placed on heightened bushfire alert. (Dean Lewins/AAP PHOTOS)
Despite widespread rains, large areas of Australia have been placed on heightened bushfire alert. (Dean Lewins/AAP PHOTOS)

Large parts of Australia are facing an increased risk of summer bushfires, with record-breaking dry spring conditions and warmer-than-average temperatures expected to continue.