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Winds whipping across southeastern Australia's countryside continued to fan deadly brushfires Wednesday, spreading flames through rural towns and ravaging scores of homes.

"The temperatures are much cooler, but the concern is there's still this wind which sort of fans the flames and keeps them spreading," said CNN Correspondent John Vause from Whittlesea, where tent cities have sprung up just north of Melbourne.

Relief agencies pitched camps for those forced out of their homes. At least 181 people have died from the brushfires. Read full article »

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