Why it matters: Thousands of people have fled the fires, which are raging amid dry, windy conditions in eastern Australia The states of New South Wales and Queensland have declared states of emergency. Now, authorities in Western Australia are warning of "extremely dangerous conditions," per the BBC.
California wildfires: What you need to know
California firefighters are winning the fight against a series of wildfires in the state, with official figures showing most blazes at least 75% contained and several others fully contained or extinguished by Tuesday night. But authorities warn the fire danger isn't over yet.
What's new: A new report warns the fire season could continue through December. Firefighters were dealing with a new fire in a remote area of Lake County, near Clearlake. CalFire said the blaze, named the Eagle Fire, had burned 75 acres and was 56% contained by Tuesday evening.