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January 11, 2013

Australian wildfires: Clinging to life, a family defies wall of flame

The family clung on to a jetty for hours, hiding in the water as flames ripped through their home

By Ed Riley
Daily Star

COOMA, Australia — A terrified family cling on for dear life under a jetty as the Australian wildfires rage nearby.

Quick-thinking Tammy Holmes and her five grandchildren hid in the water as flames ripped through their home town in Tasmania.

Full story: Australian wildfires: Clinging to life, a family defies wall of flame

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