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Australians continue to escape to beaches despite growing wildfires

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This past week, thousands were stranded along the southeast coast of Australia as wildfires consumed the country.

Currently, the army has sent supplies, personnel, and vehicles while stunning beach towns quickly turned to smoke-filled wastelands this past week.

Stunning beach towns quickly turned to smoke-filled wastelands as Australia rang in the new year.

In the town of Mallacoota, at least 4,000 people rushed to the shore to seek safety but the fires are getting to be so dangerous, that people are sheltering on boats in the water or finding refuge in the water itself.

In total so far, 900 homes have been decimated while millions of acres have been set on fire.

Over 500 million animals have been killed and due to climate change, there is no end to the fires that have continued to grow worse by the day.

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