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Victoria hit by destructive series of bushfires

Firefighters take a break from containing a bushfire near Scotsburn, South of Ballarat in Victoria, Sunday, Dec 20. 2015. Victoria is experiencing bushfires and extreme heat.
Firefighters take a break from containing a bushfire near Scotsburn, South of Ballarat in Victoria, Sunday, Dec 20. 2015. Victoria is experiencing bushfires and extreme heat. AAP Image - David Crosling

AN EMERGENCY warning was issued in Victoria while firefighters tried to control a series of blazes across the state.

Residents in the Barnawartha, Indigo Upper and Indigo regions, close to the NSW border, were told about lunch time Sunday that it was too late to leave and to stay indoors as an out-of-control grassfire spread.

Victorian fire authorities also monitored other bushfires including one at Scotsburn, south of Ballarat, which destroyed eight buildings including houses and sheds.

On Sunday afternoon this fire was burning within containment lines.

Topics:  bushfires firefighters victoria


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