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Wildfire in Australia

Satellite images show the extent of the Australia bushfires on 9 February - with smoke drifting across the region.

Aerial view of fire destruction in Kinglake Australia, 8 February

Some rural communities have been wiped out by the fires, with families killed and houses and property destroyed.

Aerial view of fire destruction in Kinglake (left) and Marysville (right) Australia, 8 February

Witnesses say the fires swept through the communities - of Kinglake (left) and Marysville (right) in a matter of minutes - giving residents little time to escape.

Meanwhile, firefighters continue to battle bushfires elsewhere in Victoria state.

Map of areas affected by bushfires




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