MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Some of the fires that have been
burning in southern Australia for weeks have flared up again.
Scores of people fled their homes amid rising temperatures and
The fires are being contained in unpopulated areas by
firefighters hosing down the edges and building firebreaks.
Queen Elizabeth II's daughter Princess Anne toured the disaster
zone today. She arrived in Australia yesterday to attend ceremonies
marking a national day of mourning for the victims of this month's
The Feb. 7 fires in Victoria killed more than 200 people and
destroyed more than 1,800 homes.