A fierce blaze that led to the evacuation of a whole bunch of Victorian residents is believed to have been intentionally lit.
Greater than 100 firefighters labored by means of the evening to convey a fast-moving grass fireplace beneath management after sizzling, dry winds helped it burn by means of greater than 1240 hectares of land in Little River, south west of Melbourne.
Police worry the blaze was lit by an arsonist because it caught from three totally different places earlier than spreading quickly throughout the dry grass.
A whole bunch of residents had been compelled to flee, no less than one property has been destroyed and a firefighter was hospitalised with minor smoke inhalation.
A number of roads are nonetheless blocked off, nonetheless residents are slowly being allowed again to their properties to evaluate the harm.
Two aid centres for folks affected by the hearth have been arrange. One is situated at Centenary Corridor, on the nook of Cox and Melbourne roads, Norlane, whereas the opposite is at Wyndham Encore Occasions Centre on Derrimut Street in Hoppers Crossing.
A neighborhood assembly shall be held at 10am for affected locals.