This aerial photograph taken on January 5 shows the devastated area Boomer Bay after bushfires swept through the area. Thousands of people have fled wildfires raging on the Australian island of Tasmania that have destroyed at least 80 properties amid fears that at least one man died in the blaze, police said.(Chris Kidd/AFP/Getty Images)
This aerial photograph taken on January 5 shows the devastated area Boomer Bay after bushfires swept through the area. Thousands of people have fled wildfires raging on the Australian island of Tasmania that have destroyed at least 80 properties amid fears that at least one man died in the blaze, police said.
(Chris Kidd/AFP/Getty Images)

Wildfires Raze Homes in Australia

January 7, 2013  •  From theTrumpet.com
Uncontrollable wildfires have streaked across Tasmania and New South Wales. The weather is getting worse and more extreme for Australia.
 

Record heat, strong winds, and abundant grass and vegetation from the previous rainy season have left Australia battling raging wildfires since last Friday. Authorities are warning that the worst is yet to come.

The out-of-control fires that have hit five of Australia’s six states have been particularly devastating in Tasmania and New South Wales.

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