Deadly wildfires in Australia
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Deadly wildfires in Australia

Deadly wildfires in Australia
A bushfire burns out of control in the Kiewa Valley, heading toward the town of Dederang in the Victoria Alps on Tuesday. At least 181 people have been killed and entire towns razed as wildfires raged across southeastern Australia during a once-in-a-century heatwave. (Torsten Blackwood / AFP / Getty Images)
Deadly wildfires in Australia
Aussie firefighter David Tree shares his water with an injured koala near the town of Mirboo North after wildfires swept through the region on Monday. (Mark Pardew / Associated Press)
Deadly wildfires in Australia
Fire crews work to control a grassfire along a containment line in the Kiewa Valley. They were hoping to prevent the bushfire from reaching the town of Dederang. (Torsten Blackwood / AFP / Getty Images)
Deadly wildfires in Australia
Facing the flames in Australia’s Kiewa Valley. (Torsten Blackwood / AFP / Getty Images)
Deadly wildfires in Australia
Firefighters douse hotspots in a tree stump on the edge of Healesville, Australia, on Tuesday. (Willian West / AFP / Getty Images)
Deadly wildfires in Australia
A firefighter walks among the blackened remains in Bendigo, Australia. (Scott Barbour / Getty Images)
Deadly wildfires in Australia
A forest continues to burn near Healesville, Australia. (Luis Ascui / Getty Images)
Deadly wildfires in Australia
Janice Crowther and Dave Prewett, near the ruins of a neighbor’s house at Chum Creek, were among Australians who stayed to fight the firestorms. “Initially, there was smoke and that’s what alerted us to go outside and have a look,” Prewett told AFP. They were met with a terrifying sight: “fires burning 360 degrees around us,” he said. “I hopped up on the roof to see it coming through the paddocks, I could see the glow coming down from the mountains, it was really scary. Like the roar of a jet engine.” (Willian West / AFP / Getty Images)
Deadly wildfires in Australia
A red sun rises over scorched eucalyptus forests. (Torsten Blackwood / AFP / Getty Images)
Deadly wildfires in Australia
Firefighters work to contain the fire in Australia’s Kiewa Valley on Tuesday. (Torsten Blackwood / AFP / Getty Images)
Deadly wildfires in Australia
Sheep struggle to find fodder in a burned-out paddock after a bushfire swept through Mudgegonga. (Torsten Blackwood / AFP / Getty Images)
Deadly wildfires in Australia
Firefighters from New South Wales defending the town of Dederang take a brief rest. (Torsten Blackwood / AFP / Getty Images)
Deadly wildfires in Australia
A fire truck retreats from an out-of-control blaze Saturday in Australia’s Bunyip State Forest, about 80 miles west of Melbourne. Flames roared across southeastern Australia this weekend, razing scores of homes as well as forests and farmland in the country’s worst wildfire disaster ever. More than 200 are feared dead. (Associated Press)
Deadly wildfires in Australia
Family members in fire-hit Marysville, north of Melbourne, try to comfort each other on Monday. More than 400 fires tore through southeastern Australia over the weekend. (Associated Press)
Deadly wildfires in Australia
Country Fire Authority firefighters douse a burning tree in Kinglake, northeast of Melbourne, on Sunday. Flames razed entire towns in southeastern Australia over the weekend. (Associated Press)
Deadly wildfires in Australia
A firefighter monitors a blaze in the Gippsland region of Australia’s Victoria state on Saturday. (Associated Press)
Deadly wildfires in Australia
A burning tree can be seen near a gutted home in Kinglake, northeast of Melbourne, on Sunday. Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd described the wildfire disaster as “hell in all its fury.” Some of the fires have been blamed on arsonists. (William West / AFP/Getty Images)
Deadly wildfires in Australia
A firefighter tries to contain a blaze approaching the town of Peats Ridge, north of Sydney, on Sunday. (Torsten Blackwood / AFP/Getty Images)
Deadly wildfires in Australia
Firefighters watch a helicopter drop water on a fire approaching Peats Ridge on Sunday. (Torsten Blackwood / AFP/Getty Images)
Deadly wildfires in Australia
The remains of St. Andrew’s church in Kinglake are scattered about on Monday after a fire swept through. (Rick Rycroft / AFP/Getty Images)
Deadly wildfires in Australia
Jane Cameron, center, hugs a local police officer, Andrew Lodi, as Greg Annand stands nearby. Cameron and Annand’s home in Kinglake West, northeast of Melbourne, was destroyed in a blaze. (Associated Press)
Deadly wildfires in Australia
A firefighter surveys the damage from a blaze nearing Peats Ridge, north of Sydney, on Sunday. (Torsten Blackwood / AFP/Getty Images)
Australia wildfires: Bunyip State Forest
A Country Fire Authority truck nears a fire at the Bunyip State Forest near the township of Tonimbuk, Victoria, on Saturday. (Andrew Brownbill / EPA)
Australia fires
A fire truck races from one of the blazes. One family of six is believed to have died in their car. (Alex Coppel / News Limited)
Kinglake, Australia, ravaged by fires
A section of Kinglake, northeast of Melbourne, is scorched by a raging wildfire. (Rick Rycroft, Associated Press)
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