(NSW, Australia.) LATEST: Victorian bushfire at Gippsland generates its own weather as it quadruples in size with the latest updates via Adelaide Live Audio – ABC Radio here’s what is know so far #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Dec.21: bushfire threatening homes and lives in Victoria’s east quadrupled in size overnight and is still out of control after the state’s hottest December day on record.

Key points:

  • The Marthavale-Barmouth Spur bushfire in remote Gippsland generated “its own weather” as it grew overnight
  • Firefighters said dry conditions had robbed them of wet gullies or creeks which could help contain the blaze
  • In western Victoria, residents evacuated from Lexton overnight were urged to stay away

Victorian bushfire at Gippsland generates its own weather as it quadruples in size

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A glowing orange sky hangs over a green paddock, lit by bright spotlights.Photo: The bushfire near Ensay produced an orange glow that could be seen from nearby Nicholson. (Supplied: Brodie Richardson)

The fire threatening Tambo Crossing, Wattle Circle and Stirling, to the north-east of Bairnsdale, was downgraded at 7:30pm on Saturday night to a watch-and-act alert: Despite the downgrade, the fire, which spans about 37,000 hectares, is not yet contained by fire crews.

Nearby Brookville spent much of the hottest part of Saturday at emergency level before being downgraded after 9:00pm (AEDT), as the Barmouth Spur fire travelled northbound out-of-control towards the area, threatening homes: Another watch-and-act warning is current for a fire in the state’s west, inland from Portland, affecting Drumborg, Greenwald, Heywood, Hotspur, Lyons, Milltown, Mount Richmond, and West Sinclair.

A photograph taken at night shows a reddish-orange glow as a bushfire burns on the horizon.Photo: The fire could be seen as it swept towards Tambo Crossing in the early hours of Saturday morning. (Supplied: Michael Airey)

Listen to ABC Local Radio for more bushfire information: https://www.abc.net.au/radio/adelaide/live/

#AceNewsDesk reports ……….Published: Dec.21: 2019: 11:41am: Ace Daily News https://t.me/acenewsdaily/207707 OR via Ace Worldwide News Group https://ift.tt/2MiIq9l

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