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One dead, four missing as Australian blaze razes homes

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A man died and four other people were missing after a fast-moving wildfire destroyed at least 46 homes in western Australia's Perth, officials said Monday. 

This handout photo taken on January 12, 2014 and supplied by Australia's Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) shows firefighters working to contain wildfires in the Stoneville area, a suburb east of Perth in Western Australia

The blaze, thought to have been started by a fallen power line in the city's wooded outskirts on Sunday, was fanned by hot, strong gusts that saw 20-metre (66-foot) flames tear through residential streets.

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