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Australia fires: Drone tours ravaged city of Lithgow

23 October 2013 Last updated at 15:42 BST

Footage shot from a drone aerial vehicle has captured some of the devastation caused by a bushfire in New South Wales.

The aircraft, operated by CiviDrones, tours the ravaged landscape around the city of Lithgow and flies past burnt out sheds, scorched mountains and blazing countryside.

In total, 73 fires are burning across the state, 29 of which are uncontained.

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