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Extreme heat is fueling hundreds of dangerous fires across southern Australia.
Crews -- slightly cooler conditions today have temporarily reduce that risk but officials warned the crisis is not over temperatures Monday hit a 105.
The fires have destroyed more than a hundred homes on the island of Tasmania where one family spoke out about making a dramatic escape.
Tornadoes of fire just coming across towards us.
And the next thing we did everything -- -- -- everywhere horrendous.
The fire getting closer to his house Tim Holmes his wife and their five grandchildren.
Were forced to evacuate.
By that time I'd send climate with the children to get down to dejected because there was no evidence they didn't put it was there was so much mud and then -- -- just ahead.
Quarter of -- just trying to -- Because say it was just the atmosphere was so incredibly.
As the family waited for the fired subsides Tim Holmes said a text message to his daughter the children's mother.
I've rights myself today's.
My children in my hands and -- made -- -- -- -- that he needs to arrive teacher is really it's still caught up sitting -- weeks.
It's so all of my now five children and they did JT.
Absent meeting -- and -- -- -- which is called.
For nearly three hours the kids and their grandparents clung to the jedi and eventually the family used to small boat to get to safety.
The children's parents say they are thankful that everybody's okay.
All the things who -- who have lost this is precious memories that that them.
But I can be let commuters placements are things that.
It's a lot security and not so is your place.
Well after they reunited with the kids Bonnie walker says her prayers were answered.
The family lives in Tasmania not far from a town where around a hundred people are still unaccounted for.
After fire swept through and destroyed their homes so far no official reports of any deaths.
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