Photos: See the latest from Australian wildfires
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Photos: See the latest from Australian wildfires

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Veteran U.S. firefighters have joined the battle to stop Australia wildfires that have scorched millions of acres and killed 23 people.

A crew of 20 veteran firefighters based in California will head to Australia on Monday. "Our focus remains on helping the people of Australia and keeping people safe in these unprecedented conditions," said Craig Leff, director of the Department of the Interior's Office of Wildland Fire.

View scenes showing the impact of fires that have spread rapidly across parched regions of Australia.

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Nationwide, more than two dozen people have been killed with about 2,000 homes destroyed by the blazes, which have so far scorched an area twice the size of the U.S. state of Maryland.

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