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Koala has a lucky escape from Australian bushfire

A koala suffers a burnt paw as the blaze destroys 2,000 hectares of land. Photo: Reuters

A koala was amongst the victims as a bushfire destroyed 2,000 hectares of land and at least seven houses in Australia.

The fire broke out near Tulka, near Port Lincoln in South Australia, on Sunday and is not yet under control.

The Country Fire Service (CFS) said the fire was, however, burning within containment lines and the threat to people and property had lessened.

Over 100 firefighters are trying to contain the blaze. Credit: Reuters

There are no reports of injuries to residents or fire crews and the causes of the fire are still undetermined.

At least seven houses have been destroyed by the fires. Credit: Reuters

CFS state co-ordinator Malim Watts said it would be several days before the situation was considered safe.