The pilot of a water-bombing helicopter walked away with minor injuries on Wednesday after crash-landing during rescue efforts to extinguish massive bushfires in Australia, local media reported

The bushfires in Queensland and New South Wales states triggered by high winds and hot weather last Friday have engulfed nearly 300 houses as 1,000 firefighters and 70 helicopters are engaged in rescue efforts, ABC News said.

Some 13 firefighters have received minor injuries.

ABC reported that conditions are “worsening” in parts of Queensland following an unfavorable wind change, with more than 80 fires burning around the state.

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