On Jan. 4, Tammy Holmes and her grandchildren — ranging in age from 2 to 11 — took refuge under a jetty in the Tasmanian town of Dunalley while a fire destroyed about 90 homes.
This summer has brought record heat and fire risk to Australia. On Tuesday, the average temperature was 104 degrees — the highest ever on record, the New York Times reports.
6. Here, the family explains the story behind the photos:
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