At least 52 homes burnt down by wildfires in Australia

More than 100 homes in the state of Victoria, southern Australia, were destroyed by a wildfire on Friday, Christmas Day, which tore through a stretch of coastline popular with tourists. Authorities had to evacuate areas as the blaze crept towards popular tourist towns. Rain has helped firefighters gain control and allowed residents to return. Emergency officials have warned that recent downpours would provide only temporary relief, as more extended periods of hot weather have been forecast.