FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2009 file photo twelve-year-old Rebecca Goudge, second from right, and neighbors nine-year-olds Dean, left, and Kirk Mercuri, right, and their sister Alison, 11, walk around

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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2009 file photo twelve-year-old Rebecca Goudge, second from right, and neighbors nine-year-olds Dean, left, and Kirk Mercuri, right, and their sister Alison, 11, walk around the wreckage of Goudge's home in Kinglake, northeast of Melbourne, Australia. The fire, which killed 119 people, was the largest of a series of blazes that tore through the southern Australian state of Victoria in 2009, leaving 173 people dead and destroying more than 2,000 homes in just over a single day. Survivors of one of Australia's deadliest wildfires are expected to be awarded nearly 500 million Australian dollars ($470 million) in a class action settlement reached on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, the largest such compensation in the nation's history. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)

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Tue, Jul 15, 2014 11:16 AM EDT