Bushfires destroy 30 houses in Aus
At least 30 houses and some 50 other buildings were destroyed by bushfires over the weekend in Australia's New South Wales (NSW) state, authorities said on Tuesday.
The most serious damage was in the Sir Ivan reserve, where the fire destroyed 23 houses, including five in the town of Uarbry, located some 380 km northwest of Sydney.
Fires near the coastal towns of Port Macquarie and Kempsey, as well as in Narrabri village, destroyed seven homes, while blazes near the town of Dunedoo damaged 51 outbuildings and a church, the authorities added.
Firefighters, who are still battling about 60 fires in New South Wales, 19 of which remain out of control, are taking advantage of a drop in temperatures.