Cooler weather helps fire crews battling Australia wildfires

Record temperatures which led wildfires across eastern, northern and central of Australia have cooled, helping firefighters tackling the blazes.

In New South Wales, Australia's most populated state, more than 130 fires are still burning.

New South Wales Premier, Barry O'Farrell, said: ""The crisis isn't over. This fire is still alive."

Meanwhile in Victoria, a 128-year-old historic home, Carngham Station, was burned to the ground after it caught fire from an ember.

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Man dies in Australia wildfires

The first fatality in the Australian wildfires has been confirmed. A man was discovered in a burned out car near Seaton in Victoria, around 120 miles east of Melbourne, police said.