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AustraliaEmergency warning issued for bushfire near Buninyong and Scotsburn

07:55  06 december  2018
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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.

Emergency warnings have been issued for people in the Buninyong and Scotsburn areas: An emergency bushfire warning is in place for the red The CFA has updated its emergency warnings for the Buninyong fire , which is burning out of control and about 40 hectares in size near Ballarat.

Firefighters are battling an out-of-control bushfire at Buninyong and Scotsburn , near Ballarat, in Victoria's west.

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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Firefighters contain a blaze near Ballarat, in Victoria's west, which prompted the state's first emergency warning of the summer.

Firefighters have managed to contain a bushfire near Ballarat but residents are warned to be alert as with the fast-moving fire prompting warnings that it was too late for residents in Buningyong and Scotsburn to Emergency Warning issued for Brennans Rd and Pryors Rd, Platts Rd, Buninyong .

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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Emergency warning issued for bushfire near Buninyong and Victoria Bushfires LIVE: Out-of-control Buninyong fire threatening homes at Scotsburn , near Ballarat . Skip to sections navigation Skip to content Skip to A top of 36 degrees with winds up to 45 km/h is expected in Ballarat tomorrow

A warning from Vic Emergency on Thursday afternoon reported a blaze near the intersection of Devonshire and Nashs roads at Buninyong . A warning was issued for residents in Durham Lead and Scotsburn , who are urged to leave their properties as a precaution.

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. “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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