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At least 100 homes lost in Australia bushfires

At least 100 homes have been lost and dozens of people have been injured as an unprecedented number of bushfires tore through eastern Australia Saturday. Firefighters had warned they were in uncharted territory as they struggled to contain dozens of blazes from suburban Brisbane to the far outskirts of Sydney. At this stage, it appears at least 100 homes have been destroyed in yesterday s bush fires, New South Wales fire service said in an update early Saturday. Three people are unaccounted for. More than 30 people have been injured. Around 100 blazes pockmarked the New South Wales and Queensland countryside -- around eight of them remained dangerous and dozens more have yet to be contained. About 1,200 firefighters and 70 aircraft were deployed across a roughly 1,000-kilometre (620-mile) stretch of the seaboard. We have never seen this many fires concurrently at emergency warning level, New South Wales Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said Friday. We are in .

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