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This aerial photograph taken on January 5, 2013 shows the devastated town of Dunalley after bush fires swept through the area.
This aerial photograph taken on January 5, 2013 shows the devastated town of Dunalley after bush fires swept through the area.

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'Catastrophic' fire in Australian state

Thousands of firefighters battle blazes in southeastern Australia. CNN's Monita Rajpal reports.

'Catastrophic' fire in Australian state

Thousands of firefighters battle blazes in southeastern Australia. CNN's Monita Rajpal reports.