Victoria Fires: a new threat

Victoria firefighters prepare for worst,

as nightmare conditions expected…

 

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  • Gale-force winds threaten firefighting efforts
  • Thousands flee their homes in readiness

warbutron-evacueesnursing home in Warburton 

 

WHILE Melbourne, Geelong and surrounding suburbs are getting a little damp, fire authorities said the drizzle would be nowhere near the amount needed to douse fires.

Fire authorities said a change in wind direction late last night had put firefighters on high alert.

Wind speeds have hit 60km/h in Victoria’s alpine areas and about 45km/h in central districts including Ballarat.

The weather bureau’s Peter Blake said winds would continue to strengthen after sunrise.

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Premier John Brumby has warned Victorians to prepare for the worst with gale-force winds up to 150km/h threatening to spark deathly firestorms.

He said the State’s resilience and bravery would be tested over the next 24 hours.

read more HERE 

 



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