25 Nov '11, 9am

Australian bushfire ravages historic house: PERTH, Australia: Cooler weather helped firefighters on Friday as th...

PERTH, Australia: Cooler weather helped firefighters on Friday as they battled an unpredictable blaze which has destroyed at least 37 properties, including a historic house. Scores of residents were evacuated from communities near the tourist township of Margaret River, a coastal area known for its wines in Western Australia, as flames soared as high as 30 metres (100 feet) on Thursday. "Twenty-eight houses and nine chalets, including the historic Wallcliffe House area, have been lost to the fire. Properties have been burnt or damaged at Prevelly, Gnarabup and Redgate," the government said in a fire warning. The full extent of damage from the blaze, which was sparked by embers from a controlled burn-off in Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park some 280 kilometres (170 miles) south of Perth, is not yet known. But the two-storey stone Wallcliffe House, built close to Prevelly Be...

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