Australian Wildfires Destroy 103 Homes on Christmas Day

December 26, 2015 9:33 AM

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Out of control wildfires near the Great Ocean Road destroyed at least 103 homes on Friday, forcing residents to flee nearby towns, Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported, citing Victorian State Premier Daniel Andrews.

About 85 houses in Wye River and 18 at Separation Creek were engulfed by fire that has burned more than 2,000 hectares in the Australian state, according to the report. Residents and holidaymakers who fled Lorne and Allenvale to go to safer areas were allowed to return earlier today, ABC said.

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