Wildfires – Australia

Homes and lives are under threat from an out-of-control bushfire in Victoria’s East Gippsland region, with residents in some areas told it is too late to leave.

The blaze, 10km north of Timbarra, is burning southeast in the direction of Timbarra Settlement and Gillinga, and an east to W Tree and Butchers Ridge.

It grew from 400 hectares this morning to more than 5500 hectares by about 5.30pm, and is just 3-4km from W Tree and Butchers Ridge.

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