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45 planes and helicopters in Australia against the flames
Melbourne, Australia - The large fires are threatening forests and houses
Australia is threatened by a wave of fires which has burnt in about three days thousands of hectares of forests and destroyed many houses forcing the inhabitants of the southern-eastern region to leave their cities. There are 45 tanker planes engaged into the extinguishing operations, besides several Army helicopters, and about 4000 both volunteers and Fire Fighters. Also in the region of New Wales...
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency