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Victorian bushfire residents return to see ravaged homes

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RESIDENTS of fire-ravaged towns in coastal Victoria have been warned further flare-ups could be on the way.

More people returned by bus yesterday to visit Wye River and Separation Creek after the Christmas Day fires destroyed 116 homes. Authorities hope residents will be able to return permanently next week.

The Bureau of Meteorology said temperatures would remain high but winds should ease this week, which would make it easier for firefighters to contain the blaze.

Residents in surrounding towns have been warned the bushfires could threaten their properties if weather conditions change.

The fire threat is expected to remain for months.

Instead of looking at my family at Christmas this is what I had for 22 hours well done to my fellow forest fire fighters great work

Posted by Dylan Smith on Friday, December 25, 2015

Topics:  blaze bushfires evacuation fire firefighters homes victoria


Good changes to ANZAC service at Tewantin

ANZAC DAY: The  honour guard at the Tewantin Anzac Day dawn service.

Tewantin Noosa RSL Dawn Service will be done differently this year.

What's on: Brisbane

LEST WE FORGET: We can all pay our respects by attending an Anzac Day event.

Services are being held in your region so you can pay your respects.

The Trumpet Calls - WWI Tribute at museum

VALUED MEMORABILIA: Daphne Heaton holding the plaque issued to Private Roberts' family following his death in 1918. The personalised plaque, often referred to as the "Dead Man's Penny", was issued to next-of-kin of all service personnel who were killed as a result of the war.

The Nambour Museum is located at 18 Mitchell Street, Nambour.