AUSTRALIAN FIRE DESTROYS 116 HOUSES

At least 116 homes have been destroyed in a bushfire that continues to rage along the coast of Australia’s southeastern state of Victoria, but so far no deaths have been reported.
The majority of the homes were lost at Wye River and Separation Creek, small holiday communities about 160km southwest of Melbourne on the picturesque Great Ocean Road
Victorian state Premier Daniel Andrews said the property losses “confirmed for us just how hot, just how volatile, just how intense this fire was, burning right to the water’s edge”
Hundreds of families were evacuated from their homes and an emergency warning remained in place in Wye River and Separation Creek on Saturday afternoon local time.
Firefighters are continuing to battle the blaze.
A lightning strike is believed to have sparked the fires in Victoria about a week ago. They have since burned more than 2,000 hectares.

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