Firefighters across the southern states are bracing for horrendous conditions as the heatwave enters its fifth day.
Firefighters across the southern part of the country are bracing for horrendous conditions as the heatwave enters its fifth day.
A total fire ban is in place for South Australia, while Victoria is preparing for some of the worst conditions since the Black Saturday bushfires.
After days of unbearable heat, Victoria is on high alert for bushfires amid extreme conditions.
If the fire danger rating is severe, extreme or code red, if you wait and see.
The danger in the Grampians clear to see.
Water-bombing aircraft were dwarfed by a towering smoke plume that blotted out the sky.
Two out-of-control blazes have merged.
People got a chance of losing everything with fires like this.
Crews battled another outbreak near Meredith, south of Ballarat.
Water bombers dampened the flames but not locals' fears.
If it gets going with the north wind, it could go through a lot of townships on the other side there.
A south-westerly change due this afternoon has authorities on edge.
That's where it challenges large communities and we lose large areas of land.
More than 1,000 fires were reported yesterday.
A total fire ban is in force for Victoria.
Fire crews are also on high alert in South Australia with high temperatures, lightning and strong winds forecast.
At this stage, we are confident that we've got sufficient resources to deal with the current situation.
However, that could change quite rapidly.
Blazes are burning across the state.
The most dangerous - a huge bushfire moving towards Ceduna on the state's far west coast.
Storms are expected to fan the flames.
We're seeing a very active line of storms in the vicinity of Western Australia.
That's the line that will be tracking into us.
The danger far from over.