53 homes have been lost as bushfires continue to burn out of control across Victoria’s southern beach towns.
Emergency warning are in place for several towns along the Victoria coast as the fast moving blaze heads towards more homes.
Residents in Wye River, Separation Creek, Kennett River and Grey River are affected and are being urged to stay indoors as it’s too late to leave.
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Anyone located in Lorne or Allenvale is dvised to evacuate.
Firefighters are hoping a wind change and rain will stop the blaze reaching the tourist town of Lorne.
More than 300 firefighters have spent the night fighting the 2000-hectare Jamieson Track blaze.
The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting a top of 18C at Lorne on Boxing Day and up to 20mm of rainfall.