Australia Wildfires

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    Feb. 12: In this composite photo released by the Victoria State Police, a man wanted for questioning in a suspicious scrub fire that started Thursday in the Melbourne suburb of Ivanhoe, Australia, is shown. Police and fire authorities were investigating the fire which became under control by firefighters Thursday night.

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    Feb. 12: Firefighters Howard Shell, left, his son Nathan Shell and Lindsay McHugh, right, chat with Salvationa Army volunteer Gwen Walker as they eat dinner at Whittlesea, north of Melbourne, Australia. More than 400 fires ripped through Victoria state on Saturday, destroying more than 1,000 houses, leaving some 5,000 people homeless, and scorching 1,100 square miles of land.

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    Feb. 12: Cattle gather in a scorched pasture near Flowerdale, north of Melbourne, Australia.

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    Feb. 12: A pale of smoke drifts through the hills near Break O'Day, north of Melbourne, Australia.

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    Feb. 12: Police set up road blocks in Healesville, Australia.

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    Feb. 12: A survivor in the deadliest wildfires in Australia's history is consoled by a Country Fire Authority member outside the Healesville Relief Centre.

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    Feb. 12: Forensics teams search through the burnt-out ruins of a house in Marysville, north of Melbourne. Police say it will take months to identify all victims of the wildfires that savaged the region on Saturday.

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    Feb. 12: Youths play video games in a mobile youth center bus at Yea, north Melbourne, Australia, where displaced people gather at a relief center.

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    Feb. 11: Police inspect a home where bones were found in the yard after a fire at Kinglake, north east of Melbourne, Australia. Residents of towns scorched off the map by Australia's worst-ever wildfires returned to their homes for the first time and found scenes of utter devastation.

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    Feb. 11: Forensic investigators walk next to a fire truck in the town of Kinglake, 29 miles north of Melbourne. Cooler weather helped thousands of firefighters begin to get a grip on Australia's deadliest bushfires on Wednesday but 181 people were confirmed dead in parts of the southeast devastated by the infernos.

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    Feb. 11: Peter Denson, right, and his daughter Amberley walk through the wreckage of Peter's home at Kinglake, north east of Melbourne, Australia.

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    Feb. 11: Cheyenne Tree treats a Koala nicknamed Sam, saved from the wildfires in Gippsland, at the Mountain Ash Wildlife Center in Rawson, 100 miles east of Melbourne, Australia, where workers were scrambling to salve the wounds of possums, kangaroos and lizards.

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    Feb. 11: Twelve-year-old Rebecca Goudge, second right, and neighbors 9-year-olds Dean, left, and Kirk Mercuri, right, and their sister Alison, 11, walk around the wreckage of Goudge's home at Kinglake, north east of Melbourne, Australia.

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    Feb 10: A firefighter stands by the pump on his truck at a fire at Chum Creek, near Healseville, north east of Melbourne, Australia. Officials believe arson may be behind at least some of the more than 400 fires that tore a destructive path across a vast swath of southern Victoria state over the weekend.

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    Feb 10: Bushes are burned down by wildfires in Jeeralong West, 125 miles southeast of Melbourne, Australia. Authorities searching for answers to the carnage from Australia's worst-ever wildfires said Tuesday they would rethink current policies of allowing residents to decide for themselves whether to evacuate their homes.

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    Feb 10: Firefighters use a hose to quench embers at a fire at Chum Creek, near Healseville, north east of Melbourne, Australia. Officials believe arson may be behind at least some of the more than 400 fires that tore a destructive path across a vast swath of southern Victoria state over the weekend.

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    Feb. 9: Local CFA firefighter David Tree shares his water with an injured Australian Koala at Mirboo North after wildfires swept through the region. Suspicions that the worst wildfires ever to strike Australia were deliberately set led police to declare crime scenes Monday in towns incinerated by blazes.

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    Feb. 9: Jane Cameron, center, hugs a local police officer Andrew Lodi, as Greg Annand stands by where Cameron and Annand's home was destroyed by fire at the community of Kinglake West, north east of Melbourne, Australia.

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    Feb. 9: A Whittlesea farm house destroyed by wildfires is seen in Whittlesea, Australia. The deadliest wildfires in Australia's history burned people in their homes and cars and wiped out entire towns, officials discovered Monday as they reached farther into the fire zone.

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    Feb. 8: One wall stands above the rubble of a destroyed church at Kinglake northeast of Melbourne.

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    Feb. 8: Country Fire Authority firefighters put out flames of a tree near the township of King Lake, east of Melbourne.

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    Feb. 7: An emergency vehicle races away from a blaze near a structure in Australia's Victoria state. Raging wildfires swept southeastern Australia on Saturday, killing at least 14 people and razing some 100 homes as scorching temperatures and gale-force winds combined into a deadly inferno.

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    Feb. 7: A firefighter hoses down the last of a blaze after a car was destroyed in the Gippsland region in Australia's Victoria state. Raging wildfires swept the southeastern part of the country Saturday, killing at least 14.

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    Feb. 7: A firefighter monitors a blaze in the Australian state of Victoria.

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    Feb. 7: A helicopter dumps water on a wildfire in southeastern Australia.

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    Feb. 7: An emergency vehicle patrols a fire in the Gippsland region in Australia's Victoria state.

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    Feb. 7: This image provided by NASA shows a large plume of smoke spreading southward from a fire (outlined in red) that appears to be burning in a small area of forest west of Churchill in Victoria, Australia’s Gippsland region.

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    Feb. 7: Emergency vehicles gather as firefighters battle a blaze near a structure in the Bunyip State Forest near the township of Tonimbuk, in Australia's Victoria state.

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