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Fighting fire with fire

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Firefighters start a controlled burn around a house in the Blue Mountains suburb of Woodforde, west of Sydney today. A U.S. helicopter nicknamed Elvis was used to rescue 14 trapped firefighters from Australia's raging bushfires saving them from becoming the first fatalities of the 12-day crisis. Two more teenage arson suspects were arrested today as erratic winds and dry air fed some 100 fires.