Australians face trauma of returning to razed homes
Australians who fled for their lives from bushfires are returning to see if they still have a home.
The southern island state of Tasmania has been hardest hit.
More than a hundred homes were razed, mostly in the fishing village of Dunalley.
The area was completely cut off by the fires and residents were forced to make dramatic escapes by boat.
The worst-affected areas have been in virtual lockdown since the fast-moving flames wreaked devastation a week ago.
Townspeople are only now making the harrowing journey to inspect the damage.
And with smoke still billowing overhead, police warned that fires remain active as emergency crews work to clear roads and restore electricity supplies.