Associated Press

MORUYA, Australia (AP) - The U.S., Canada and New Zealand have sent hundreds of firefighters to Australia to help local crews battle its deadly wildfires. The firefighters have come as part of a reciprocal deal which has previously seen Australians posted in North America. Many of the firefighters have specialized skills such as managing air operations or logistics. The visiting firefighters say there have been challenges and surprises since they arrived, including figuring out how to pronounce Australian place names that can be a mouthful.

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