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Bushfire razes several homes in Australia

Published on Nov 12, 2012 9:27 AM
 
Seven homes were destroyed by wildfire in Australia, officials said on Monday, warning of a long and and difficult summer ahead for firefighters. -- PHOTO: AFP

SYDNEY (AFP) - Seven homes were destroyed by wildfire in Australia, officials said on Monday, warning of a long and and difficult summer ahead for firefighters.

The large blaze at Tulka, 12 kilometres south of Port Lincoln in South Australia state, razed the homes as it tore through 2,000 hectares of scrubland late on Sunday, the Country Fire Service (CFS) said.

Extra crews had been called in to help fight the fire, which was burning within containment lines but was yet to be brought under control. Residents have been evacuated.

"We have about 100 firefighters on the ground," a CFS spokesman told AFP.

 
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