The nation’s annual fire season has gotten off to an unusually early start. Dozens of wildfires have raged across New South Wales, Australia’s most populous state, in the past week, killing at least one person, destroying more than 200 homes and forcing hundreds of evacuations.
Oct. 22, 2013 Jennifer Schweinsberg and her son David walk around the back yard of their destroyed family home in Winmalee, Australia, about 40 miles from Sydney. A wildfire swept through their street Friday, burning their house and several others. Rob Griffith/AP Buy Photo