Wildfires rage across Australia

1. In this Jan. 4, 2013, photo provided by the Holmes family, Tammy Holmes, second from left, and her grandchildren, two-year-old Charlotte Walker, left, four-year-old Esther.

Wildfires rage across Australia

2. In this Jan. 4, 2013, photo provided by the Holmes family, the Walker siblings six-year-old Caleb, left, four-year-old Esther.

Wildfires rage across Australia

3. In this Jan. 4, 2013, photo provided by the Holmes family, Tammy Holmes and her grandchildren take refuge under a jetty as a wildfire.

Wildfires rage across Australia

4. In this Jan. 4, 2013, photo provided by the Holmes family, a building burns near a jetty where Tim and Tammy Holmes attempt to shelter.

Wildfires rage across Australia

5. In this photo provided by the New South Wales Rural Fire Service a wildfire near Deans Gap, Australia, crosses the Princes Highway.

Wildfires rage across Australia

6. Smoke rises from the Yarrabin bushfire, burning out of control near Cooma, about 100km (62 miles) south of Canberra January 8, 2013.

Wildfires rage across Australia

7. A house, destroyed by a bush fire, lies in ruins in Dunalley about 40 kilometres (25 miles) east of Hobart January 5, 2013.

Wildfires rage across Australia

8. A house, destroyed by a bush fire, lies in ruins in Dunalley about 40 kilometres (25 miles) east of Hobart January 5, 2013.

Wildfires rage across Australia

9. A house is seen on fire in the Tasmanian town of Dunalley, in this still image taken from video shot January 5, 2013.

Wildfires rage across Australia

10. Wildfire smoke rises from hills behind the village of Numeralla in New South Wales state on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013.

Wildfires rage across Australia