06 Feb '11, 6pm

Embattled Australia hit by fires

Embattled Australia hit by fires

PERTH, Australia - Wildfires destroyed homes and flooding claimed the life of a man in embattled Australia on Sunday, as officials warned that last week's monster cyclone would compound economic woes. Three major fires razed properties around the west coast city of Perth, as a volatile weather system trailing Cyclone Yasi, a top-level storm that battered Australia's northeast coast Thursday, continued to wreak havoc. "There have been homes destroyed but we are not sure how many at this stage," an emergency spokeswoman told AFP, describing conditions as "pretty nasty." Local media said up to 35 houses had been engulfed by flames at Roleystone, a heavily wooded area on the southern outskirts of Perth, with another out-of-control blaze on the northern fringes forcing more than 150 evacuations. A thick cloud of smoke hung over Perth, as helicopters doused the flames with water...

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