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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Bushfire nearly destroys Kings Canyon Resort

Kings Canyon Resort in Central Australia has narrowly escaped being destroyed by a major bushfire on Tuesday afternoon (Jan 8).

King's Canyon Resort

While the focus was firmly been on the hundreds of fires destroying hectares of land in New South Wales, Tasmania and Victoria earlier this week, the same day a one-kilometre wide fire in the Watarrka National Park forced the evacuation of 110 staff and guests at Kings Canyon Resort – located around 300 kilometres south-west of Alice Springs – to the nearby Mereenie Oil Fields.

According to a report by the ABC, flames were seen surrounding the resort by aerial spotters as the fire approached and as a result, a number of buildings are reportedly blackened but still standing.

Read full story at Spice News

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