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PHOTOS: Farming towns ‘completely wiped off the map’

Bridget McKenzie, Agriculture Minister, has confirmed that army reservists will help bury more than 100,000 sheep and cattle which were killed in the Australia bushfires.

Tom Otton, a dairy farmer, said that the clean-up operation will take months, and that’s only if the fires don’t do more damage in the coming days, which, he warned, is likely.

“Our farm is on the western side of our community and the fire go to within a few miles of us. The devastation it has caused on the eastern side of our small farming community is indescribable.”

“Farming towns, particularly dairy, completely wiped off the map, including the loss of two close mates.”

“The efforts from farmers in our area, helping those less fortunate, has been unbelievable, including one family who is quite well-known in the dairy sector and they themselves lost quite a bit,” Tom concluded.

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Image source: Tom Otton

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