Home destroyed by bushfire at Wensleydale

Firefighters are battling at least three blazes amid high temperatures and dry conditions across Queensland.


A Country Fire Authority spokeswoman said while the house, located in the Otway Ranges, was destroyed, it has not been confirmed if anyone was inside at the time of the blaze.

Gil Marshall from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning said crews had been working hard to keep it from spreading to the nearby forest.

TOTAL fire bans have been declared in all western and central regions of the state after days of temperatures well above the October average and months of below-average rain.

A second bushfire at Wensleydale, near Winchelsea, was patrolled overnight and is under control.

A bushfire that destroyed a home in Wenselydale has been brought under control before the hot and windy weather expected on Tuesday.

The CFA spokesman said the change was expected to arrive in central areas including Melbourne by early afternoon.

“It’s fire with a few threat attached to it”, he said.

It started just before 3pm today amid 34C heat and the fire is now moving in a south easterly direction from Casboults Road towards Knights Track on remote farmland in Victoria.


Severe fire conditions will hit the South West, Central and Mallee districts, affecting metropolitan Melbourne, Geelong, Ballarat, Warrnambool, Hamilton, Mildura and Swan Hill. “This wind is actually drying Victoria, and it will significantly set the scene for what is the summer ahead of us, and it’s very early”, he told reporters on Monday.

Home destroyed by bushfire at Wensleydale