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Australian bushfire destroys homes, hundreds of people flee
March 19, 2018 | 12:09 PM
by Times TV
 
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Australia: Authorities in Australia have urged people to remain alert on Monday, March 19, after at least 70 homes and a school were destroyed when an out of control bushfire tore through a small coastal town. Residents fled to the beach to avoid the flames in Tathra, located about 430 kilometres, 267 miles, South of Sydney, as flying embers carried the firefront forward quickly.

No deaths or serious injuries were reported as of Monday morning, but the bushfire has caused extensive damage.

About 700 residents were evacuated to centres set up at the nearby town of Bega and several schools in the affected areas were closed on Monday.


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