Australia: Man feared dead, at least 80 properties lost in Tasmanian bushfires

Sydney Morning Herald: AT LEAST 80 homes have been lost and one man is feared killed by a bushfire that swept down onto the Tasmanian town of Dunalley, less than 60 kilometres from Hobart, in catastrophic conditions. The bushfire sent hundreds fleeing and was on Friday night still burning down the Tasman Peninsula, taking more properties as it went. The Tasmania Fire Service acting district officer, Andrew McGuinness, said people should prepare for the worst. ''We've lost a lot of property down there.'' Smoke......

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