Ferocious wildfires have forced hundreds of people to flee their homes in Australia’s island state of Tasmania. Channel 4's Krishnan Guru-Murthy reports.
Alison Palmer, right, and her eleven-year-old son Zac at her parents' house, which was destroyed after bushfires swept through the region at Boomer Bay on the Tasman Peninsula in Tasmania, on Jan. 8. Residents on a southern Tasmanian peninsula have been urged to seek refuge ahead of a renewed bushfi
epa03526924 A view of a burnt out residence in Dunally, southeast Tasmania, Australia, 07 January 2013. Prime Minister Julia Gillard has met firefighters in southern Tasmania, where bushfires have left many people homeless. EPA/ROB BLAKERS AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT
epa03525748 A handout image supplied by Kaycie Bradford on 06 January 2013 shows a bushfire burning near Ouse, north of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, on 04 January 2013. At least 100 homes have been lost in the Tasmanian bushfires with the worst hit areas along the Tasman Peninsula and in the east c
epa03524769 Homes damaged by a bushfire are seen from a helicopter between Dunalley and Boomer Bay, Tasmania, Australia, 05 January 2013. Hundreds of local residents and tourists took to the sea in boats on 05 January to escape forest fires that burned to the waterline in Australia's island state of