Strong winds concern for Victoria bushfires

Strong winds concern for Victoria bushfires

Strong northerly winds in Victoria today are expected to fan two major bushfires, that continue to burn in the north east of the state.

Watch and act alerts remain in place for both blazes – one in the Aberfeldy and Gippsland region, and another at Harrietville.

Residents in Hotham Heights and Harrietville were warned to activate their bushfire emergency plans and evacuate last night, if it was safe to do so, but overnight conditions were not as severe as had been predicted.

Fire Incident Controller for Aberfeldy Andrew Morrow says winds in higher altitude areas are expected to pick up later today.

A total fire has been declares for most areas of the state today.

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