Bushfire Threatens Homes In Central Victoria
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 07: A water bombing helicopter dumps water on a bushfire in Lancefield, Victoria on October 7, 2015 near Melbourne, Australia. Victorian fire crews have been battling to contain a blaze that started in Cobaw. Despite a cool change on Tuesday, over a hundred homes are still under threat and one man has been reported missing. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images) Scott Barbour—Getty Images

Wildfires Kill at Least 4 in Western Australia

Nov 17, 2015

Four people were killed in Western Australia on Wednesday as massive wildfires ripped through the state, with fears for two others who are reportedly trapped.

The blazes broke out over the weekend in the coastal town of Esperance and are believed to have been a result of lightning, the BBC reports.

Hundreds of firefighters are currently battling to subdue the flames but are being hampered by strong winds of more than 50 m.p.h.

Wildfires, called bushfires in Australia, are a common occurrence in the country's dry heat, particularly during the summer.


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