Fires continue to rage in north east Victoria and the southern Riverina with firefighters in both states fearful today's warm and windy conditions will see them spread.
On Thursday the Victorian government extended its state of disaster, with evacuation alerts issued for the areas around Mt Buffalo and Cheshunt.
An emergency warning was issued for the Carboor region.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews pleaded for residents in the North-East fire zones to leave before the latest round of severe weather hits on Friday.
Mr Andrews was joined in Wodonga on Thursday by Emergency Management Commissioner Andrew Crisp to implore people to act on the advice as a state of disaster was extended for another 48 hours in local government areas including Towong, Alpine, Wangaratta and the alpine resorts of Mount Hotham and Falls Creek.
"Look, we can rebuild houses, we can rebuild sheds, but we can't be undoing the tragedy that can befall you, if you find yourself in the middle of one of these fire zones that are an absolute inferno," Mr Andrews said.
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- NSW RFS Bushfire Information Line 1800 679 737
- NSW DPI animal and agriculture hotline 1800 814 647 (8am-8pm)
- Disaster Welfare Assistance Line 1800 018 444
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