Fires have raged across southeastern Australia since October, scorching more than 3.4 million hectares of bushland and leaving a total of 10 people dead. Photo: EPA

Australia fires: thousands take refuge on beaches as deadly blazes rip through towns

  • A volunteer firefighter died in New South Wales when a ‘fire tornado’ picked up an eight-tonne truck ‘and flipped it over’
  • Four thousand people were trapped in the town of Mallacoota, where towering columns of smoke turned day to night
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Fires have raged across southeastern Australia since October, scorching more than 3.4 million hectares of bushland and leaving a total of 10 people dead. Photo: EPA
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