Bushfires raging in Australia's state of Victoria

Over 100 bushfires are burning in the state of Victoria, Australia, just north of the town of Lancefield, about 80 kilometers northwest of Melbourne. Wind gusts of over 100 kilometers an hour and changing wind directions are making firefighting more difficult. Three significant fires at this time are at Lancefield, Yellingbo and near Creswick.

Advice For Travellers

A watch and act warning has been issued for Nar Nar Goon North, Maryknoll, Tynong North, where a grassfire is not yet under control, and also for Strath Creek and for Tonimbuk, Bunyip North, Garfield North, Labertouche, Longwarry North, Bunyip, Longwarry.

A new emergency warning has been issued for the Tallarook bushfire near Seymour, north of Melbourne.

Those in the areas of Kerrisdale in Quamby Road, Fairview Road, Wentworth Road and King Parrot Creek Road between Richards Bridge and Goulburn Valley Highway are in immediate danger.

Leaving these areas now is the safest action, before conditions become increasingly dangerous.

Due to the heat wave, Victorian has introduced a blanket ban, meaning that any open-air fire is illegal and prohibited.