Australian bushfires destroy dozens of homes

Wildfires raging in Australia have resulted in the loss of over 100 homes. While rain has provided a small respite, dry winds are expected next week that could see the fire flare again.

The state premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews, confirmed an additional 50 destroyed houses on Saturday in a press conference, bringing the total number of homes destroyed to over 100.

“It’s kind of confirmed for us just how hot, just how volatile, just how intense this fire was, burning right to the water’s edge,” Daniels said.

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The fire is burning along the coastal Great Ocean Road in the state of Victoria in southeast Australia. The town of Wye River, just over 150 kilometers (93 miles) down the coast from Melbourne, has been hit the worst, with ABC reporting that 85 homes have been lost there.