Australia fires live news: MP says at least 200 homes destroyed in NSW as Victoria bushfires continue – latest updates


Four unaccounted for in Victoria after East Gippsland fires claim homes in Buchan, Sarsfield and Mallacoota, and reports of up to 50 properties lost in Conjola Park in New South Wales. Follow live news and latest updates
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1.16am GMT

Gilmore MP Fiona Phillips just had a chat to the ABC about what has happened in her part of the south coast of NSW:

Yeah, look, absolutely devastating destruction on properties there.

We know that there is literally hundreds of properties that have been impacted. We know around Batemans Bay, significant damage at the back of the Batemans Bay industrial area, and obviously Mogo, as people have said to me, is almost unrecognisable.

1.11am GMT

A very big thank you to Luke for all his work this morning.

You’ve got Amy Remeikis covering the blog now.

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