Firefighters tackle a bush fire in thick smoke in the town of Moruya, south of Batemans Bay in New South Wales. Photo: AFP

Australia fires: military reservists called in as tens of thousands flee inferno

  • Since late September, more than 20 people have died, more than 1,500 homes have been damaged and an area roughly twice the size of Belgium or Hawaii has burned
  • The latest fatalities came on Kangaroo Island – a tourist haven off the coast southwest of Adelaide – when two people were trapped in a car overrun by flames
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Firefighters tackle a bush fire in thick smoke in the town of Moruya, south of Batemans Bay in New South Wales. Photo: AFP
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