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Forest burning operation causes bushfire in Australia

11-24-2011 14:12 BJT

In southwest Australia, more than 20 homes have been destroyed or damaged by bushfires, after authorities lost control of a planned forest-burning operation.

The fire began on Wednesday, after embers spread from the burn operation in the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park.

More than a hundred firefighters battled the blaze throughout the night, assisted by aerial water bombers. Hundreds of people have been forced to evacuate nearby areas.

The fires have yet to be brought under control, and there are fears that strong winds could spread the blaze further.

 

 

Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CNTV.CN

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