Residents urged to evacuate as bushfires burn across state
The number of wildfires across the northern state of Victoria is at its highest level in more than 60 years, with fire crews battling to quell the blaze.
The blaze started on Thursday night in Goulburn, a remote and isolated region about 90km north-east of Port Augusta.
It was about 40,000 hectares in size but was said to be the biggest ever in Victoria’s history.
The fire forced around 10,000 people from their homes, and many more had to be evacuated as a result.
A huge plume of smoke could be seen from the city of Port Augusta on Saturday morning.
The fire started from a bushfire near the town of Goulburn, an isolated Aboriginal community of less than 40,000 people north of Port Augusta.
Residents warned to evacuate as bushfires burn across state
A massive man-made blaze has spread into parts of the state, the largest in more than 60 years, causing widespread bushfire damage.
The blaze, which is now about 40,000 hectares, has destroyed more than 18,000 structures.
The fires are being fuelled by hot, dry conditions and high winds, and have burned at least 3.8 million hecta바카라 게임res since they began.
In the last four years, firefighting crews, aided by helicopter units, have destroyed about 4 million hectares of bushland.
Firefighters are working hard 포커to quell the blaze, fighting to halt the spread of the blazes, as well as to secure the community of Port Augusta.
Queensland’s prime minister Malcolm Turnbull said authorities would soon make recommendations to state and federal governments for emergency funding for the new state and federal governm카지노ents.
Mr Turnbull confirmed the fires would continue.
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