In Australia Over 100 houses burnt in Christmas bushfire


Melbourne: Christmas Day Saturday bushfires dangerous as more than 100 homes and more to come in the hot southern summer, with blazes predicted, a leading tourist area burned down in Australia.

150 firefighters Victoria state, with some parts of the picturesque Great Ocean Road has battled the flames, the fire moved in to assess the damage. Christmas Eve by the teams along the coast that is illuminating the night sky.

Melbourne 85 houses about 120 kilometers (75 miles) south-west for a total of 103 in the two townships, around one in Separation Creek and burned 18 Wye River community.

Emergency officials dry conditions for the rest of the Great Ocean Road area and the Victoria and warned more threats to fire.

The fire in January and February of this year that will remain with the ability to burn a fire, “Craig Lapsley, state emergency services commissioner.

Back in January we had a suspicion that the hot, windy weather will be. Everything`s is available to burn.

An evacuation warning overnight helped firefighting operation was raised in the city of Lorne and rain away from fire officials said.

State Premier Daniel Andrews was no loss of life so far, surveyed the area from the air and praised the emergency services.

Meetings were held on Saturday for hundreds of victims urgently moved out of affected towns on Friday, many spending Christmas night in hurriedly organised shelters.

Some of the buildings destroyed were holiday homes. Andrews said financial grants had already been issued to help those who had lost their homes.

The fire started with a lightning strike on Dec. 19, has already burned more than 2,000 hectares.

The fire in the park near the Great Otway National Park, as well had reached on the tracks have been closed to the public.

Victoria and other states, is the latest of a string of bushfires to hit.

Black Saturday after contracting in 2009, Victoria, Australia Bushfire seen the worst.