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Australia fires: Pictures from the deadly wildfires – CBS News, CBS News


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    Record-breaking high temperatures and severe drought conditions inAustraliacombine for adangerous recipe– a mixture that has exploded into one of the worstfire seasonsin recent memory.

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  • ********************************, square miles burned since the fires began in September A **** satellite image of Batemans Bay from December (********************************************************, shows smoke and fire from wild bushfires in New South Wales in southeastern Australia.

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    Nancy Allen and Brian Allen stand outside their home in Nowra, New South Wales, Australia. High winds have filled the air with smoke and ash.

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    A raging fire burns trees near Mount Tomah in New South Wales on December (***************************************************************, **********************************************

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    A firefighter offers a koala a drink of water while battling bushfires in Cudlee Creek near Australia’s southern coast.

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    A boy rides his bike as a fire at Voyager Point in Western Sydney sends smoke high into the air.

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    During the day, the skies turn a dark, ominous red in Mallacoota, a small town in the East Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia. About 4, (residents) fled to the sea

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    Flames burn through Bairnsdale in the East Gippsland region of Victoria. Bairnsdale is 728 miles east of Melbourne.

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    The Australian Department of Defense helps families with school-aged children evacuate by boat from Mallacoota.

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    A plane carrying fire-and-rescue crews attempts to land at Merimbula Airfield in New South Wales. The glow of flames illuminates the flight deck.

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    Damian Campbell-Davys, a water tank operator, rescues a koala while helping put out flames near Nerriga, New South Wales. He calls the koala “Tinny Ass.”Millions of animalsare believed to have died in the fires.

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    Families walk toward an Australian Department of Defense helicopter to evacuate from Mallacoota airport. Many wear protective headphones to block out loud noise from the helicopters.

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    Residents of Lake Tabourie, a small village on the coast in New South Wales, watch as flames burn eastward through bush toward the beach.

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    Wildlife rescue volunteer Tracy Burgess holds a severely burned brushtail possum found near Australia’s Blue Mountains.

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    These reindeer decorations sit near a destroyed house in Cobargo, New South Wales.

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    Wildlife rescue volunteer Tracy Dodd carries a kangaroo with burnt feet pads. This kangaroo was also rescued from bushfires near Australia’s Blue Mountains.

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    Firefighters drive through flames to evacuate from Jenolan Caves, New South Wales, when the flames became too large to fight on the ground.

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    A burning gum tree is felled to prevent it from crushing a car in Corbago, New South Wales.

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    This aerial view shows the aftermath of bushfires that burned through Bairnsdale.

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    An Australian Army soldier carries an evacuee’s dog onto a helicopter before it takes off from Omeo in Victoria, Australia.

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    Graffiti on a bridge in Bairnsdale reads “Climate emergency.”

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    Dense smoke from a fire the size of Manhattan turns the sky red in the small town of Bruthen in Victoria, Australia.

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    An evacuee holds a sign as she arrives at a relief center in Somerville, Australia.

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    A burned-out car and trailer sit on the side of the road after a bushfire on Kangaroo Island, a small island off of South Australia in the Great Australian Bight.

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    Fire crews put out spot fires Sarsfield, Victoria. Fire destroyed homes and trees in the city.

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    A chimney and some rubble are all that remain of this Sarsfield home.

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