Nightly News   |  October 22, 2013

Australia wildfires grow worse by the day

The blazing fires in Australia now stretches more than 1000 miles, and has destroyed hundreds of homes. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>> the news from australia is getting more dire by the day. as we have been telling you, exploding wildfires stretching more than 1,000 miles now. hundreds of homes destroyed in all. problem is, fire officials there say the worst is yet to come. they say tomorrow is a key day in this fight. that's when high temperatures and strong winds are both forecast. firefighters say that's about as bad as it gets. video from just this past weekend shows the fight up close. as the fire is rolling in and consuming an entire neighborhood, one woman is trying to get in and save her car, but the firefighter steps in, prevents it. he tells her it's just too late for that. it's time to go. she is taken to the only safe place there is, the interior cab of the engine, where the other firefighters have gone to take shelter.