Thousands Of Australians Swarm The Beaches To Escape Fires

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Published on December 31, 2019 - Duration: 00:34s

Thousands Of Australians Swarm The Beaches To Escape Fires

Thousands of people flocked to beaches on Australia’s east coast on Tuesday to escape fierce wildfires.

The brutal blaze is bearing down on several seaside towns, as the government does all it can to fight the flames.

Officials readied naval vessels and military helicopters to aid firefighting and evacuations.

Government officials also called for Australian military support and assistance from U.S. and Canadian fire crews.

According to Reuters, authorities confirmed two people had died overnight, taking the death toll to 11.

The huge bushfires have destroyed more than 4 million hectares (10 million acres).

The fire is being fed almost daily by extremely hot and windy conditions in bushland left dry after a three-year drought.


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