Thousands flee wildfires in southern Australia

Agence France-Presse: Thousands of people 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. The fires flared on Friday as much of the country suffered a summer heatwave that pushed temperatures above 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) in Tasmania, a southern island state known for its cooler climate. One of the worst affected areas was the small community of Dunalley, some 55 kilometres (34 miles) east of......

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