A fire raging in Mandalay on Friday morning
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Early morning fires destroy homes in Mandalay, Burma

12 April 2013 Last updated at 15:37 BST

Two separate fires broke out on Friday morning in the central Burmese city of Mandalay, forcing residents to abandon their homes and flee for shelter.

The cause of the blazes is yet to be established but authorities say they do not suspect arson.

Tom Santorelli reports.