It is the middle of summer Down Under and tempretures are soaring. Four of the county’s hottest 10 days on record have been in 2013. With that, brush fires are spreading across the entire country. These fires are fueled by dry land and high winds. Hundreds of thousands of acres have been burned and 35,000 firefighters are battling the raging infernos. Most news agencies are reporting on the fact that 2012 was the warmest year on record in the United States but they aren’t talking about Australia but the pictures are shocking.