Nightly News   |  October 18, 2013

Thousands evacuated as Australia wildfires engulf homes

Wildfires have destroyed more than 100 homes in New South Wales, near the country’s largest city. NBC’s Ann Curry reports.

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>>> there is a big emergency tonight down under. thousands of australians have been forced from their homes, evacuated after dozens of wind-whipped wildfires claimed at least one life and destroyed nearly 200 homes and businesses in new south wales near the country's larges city. incredible pictures snapped yesterday of smoke billowing over sydney harbor and the world famous opera house .