Australians assess fire damage

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People forced to flee bushfires in the Australian state of Victoria begin returning to assess the scale of destruction. Paul Chapman reports.

Australians assess fire damage

For some the devastation of Christmas Day bushfires in the Australian state of Victoria was too much to bear.

Residents from the hamlets of Wye River and Separation Creek were given the all clear to go back on Sunday.

More than 100 homes in this area have been destroyed.

(SOUNDBITE)(English) DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT, LAND, WATER AND PLANNING CREW LEADER ALEX SHILTON SAYING:

“Really all you can do is try and support them. We can’t bring it back so just giving them an opportunity to have a bit of a look and just reflect and think about where they go.”

Emergency workers on Sunday turned to helping wildlife, including this koala who was rescued along the coast.

Victoria police constable Mel Varker lent a hand to the animal who’s since been nicknamed Constable K Bear, according to local media reports.

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