Thousands flee homes as wildfires rage across southern Australia; 6 houses destroyed in blazes

January 3, 2015 4:15 AM

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SYDNEY – Thousands of Australians fled their homes as wildfires raged across the nation's south on Saturday, with firefighters struggling to contain the blazes fanned by strong winds.

Six homes were destroyed by the fires in South Australia and Victoria states, officials said, though no serious injuries have been reported.

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