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Watch as Australian firefighters drive their truck through walls of fire

It's a terrifying scene

Hundreds of residents and holiday-makers have been ordered to evacuate Australia's temperate Snowy Mountains region in the state of New South Wales as fierce fires threaten from two sides, authorities said on Thursday. The order covers the Kosciuszko National Park, a near 7,000 square km (2,700 square mile) area popular for snow sports in winter, requiring hotels and other businesses to close and people to leave by Friday morning. "This is not a fire season that New South Wales has seen before