Huge wildfire tears through Australian national park

A wildfire blazes in the Warrumbungle National Park, New South Wales. Photo:

A huge wildfire has swept through the Warrumbungle National Park in Australia's New South Wales.

The enormous blaze, described as one of the most ferocious experienced in recent years, has destroyed around 40,000 hectares of land, dozens of homes, livestock and wildlife.

At its height the fire, believed to have been ignited by a lightening strike, spanned approximately 100 kilometres (62 miles).

ITV News Correspondent Emma Murphy reports on the damage from New South Wales: