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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:18 PM

Amazing tale of survival from Tasmania's bushfires

A TASMANIAN family that spent a harrowing three hours clinging to a jetty as "tornadoes of fire" swirled around them have become the face of the bushfire tragedy.

Pictures of Tammy Holmes and her five young grandchildren huddled beneath a Tasmanian jetty as flames roared about them at Dunalley have raced around the internet.

Mother Bonnie Walker had left her five children, aged 2-11, in the care of her parents, Tim and Tammy Holmes, while she attended a funeral in Hobart.

As the fire closed in on the coastal town, cutting off the family's escape route, Mr and Mrs Holmes had no other choice but to shelter in the water under a jetty with their grandchildren.


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riverbendviewgal Jan 2013 #1

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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:23 PM

1. this is so terrifying

and to think I was thinking of going to Australia for visit during their summer. I will have to rethink that.

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