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AustraliaEmergency warning issued for bushfire near Buninyong and Scotsburn

07:55  06 december  2018
07:55  06 december  2018 Source:   abc.net.au

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800 residents flee Queensland bushfire NSW Rural Fire Service have sent reinforcements to Queensland's central coast today to assist firefighters with an out-of-control bushfire north of Bundaberg. The threat to properties is expected to increase today as unpredictable winds and dry conditions fan the already dangerous inferno that has destroyed homes and torn through thousands of hectares of bush and farmland. Temperatures in the fire-affected areas are expected to climb as high as the 30s today and 100 firefighters will arrive from NSW this morning to help exhausted crews battle the monster blaze between Bundaberg and Gladstone.

Residents near a fast-moving bushfire burning north of Newcastle airport have been warned it's too late to leave. Fire fighters responding to blaze on Richardson. Fire fighters responding to blaze on Richardson Road in Campvale. Credit:Max Mason-Hubers.

Two emergency warnings are current for bushfires in NSW, both on the state's south coast. Updated Updated 15 August. The Rural Fire Service has issued emergency warnings for the blazes at Bemboka near Bega and Mount Kingiman near Ulladulla.

Emergency warning issued for bushfire near Buninyong and Scotsburn© Provided by ABC News The blaze has crossed Scotts Lane. Firefighters are battling an out-of-control blaze near Ballarat in Victoria's west which is threatening homes and lives.

An emergency warning has been issued for Brennans Road, Pryors Road and Platts Road in Buninyong and Scotsburn.

The blaze has grown in size and has crossed Scotts Lane and is travelling in a southerly direction from Brennans Road.
There are 12 CFA trucks on the scene, with another six set to respond, and a water bomber has been activated.

Residents living south of Devonshire Road have been urged to take shelter indoors immediately and not leave.

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An emergency warning has been issued for parts of Augusta, more than 300km south of Perth, as the fire burns on both sides of the Bussell Highway. The bushfire began near the Westbay Retreat Caravan Park hours before, and Augusta-Margaret River Shire chief bushfire control officer Dave

A burnt out area from a bushfire near Scotsburn , Victoria, on Sunday. Graeme Baxter from the state control centre said the threat to Scotsburn had eased, but the fire had left a big Total fire bans were issued for eight areas across southern and western NSW as well as the ACT, with severe fire

People who cannot get indoors are being urged to take shelter in large open areas.

Nearby residents have been sent a mobile alert advising them of the blaze.

A Watch and Act alert has also been issued for residents living near Durham Lead in Scotsburn.

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An out of control bushfire is posing a risk to property and lives, 20km north of Port Wakefield in South Australia. The NSW Rural Fire Service has issued total fire bans and a severe fire danger warning in the upper and lower Central Western Plains, and the eastern and southern Riverina.

Victoria's combined source of emergency information and warnings , helping the community to prepare for, respond Colour area shows the predicted warning area at the time of issue . Incidents. Fire - Not Yet Under Control. The reported location of a fire . This may be a bushfire , grassfire, building fire

Cheryl Vawdrey-Smith, who lives on Mount Buninyong, said she could see the blaze from her home.

"I can see brown smoke, thick sort of white smoke and it's not going anywhere much because there's no wind here at the moment," she said.

"It looks like it's burning in the forest, very much like the Scotsburn fires some time ago."

But Ms Vawdrey-Smith said she was not worried about the blaze just yet.

"We're not sort of too concerned at the moment because there's no wind driving it towards us," she said.

"We're pretty sure they'll get that under control."

More to come.

Evacuation order as large bushfire burns in Victoria's south-west.
Residents in Mambourin and Manor have been ordered to evacuate. The blaze at Little River is travelling in a south-easterly direction towards Manor Road, Emergency Victoria said in a statement. https://twitter.com/vicemergency/status/1070850360561057792 “If you choose to stay emergency services may not be able to help you,” the statement reads. Locals who are away from home have been told not to return. Large amounts of flames and smoke are issuing from the blaze, which can be seen from Avalon Airport, located about 25 kilometres away. https://twitter.

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