Victoria fires remaining Mallacoota evacuees attain land


Clutching suitcases and strolling canine, the newest band of weary bushfire evacuees have arrived outdoors Melbourne a day after leaving cut-off Mallacoota on board naval ship HMAS Choules.

A complete of 200 evacuees and 66 volunteer firefighters landed at HMAS Cerberus base in Hastings on Wednesday night, bringing an finish to the sea-borne evacuation of the japanese coastal city which has been remoted by bushfires since final week.

The last Mallacoota evacuees - and their pets - arrived from HMAS Choules in Hastings on Wednesday afternoon.

The final Mallacoota evacuees – and their pets – arrived from HMAS Choules in Hastings on Wednesday afternoon. Credit score:AAP

Greater than 4000 folks have been initially caught in Mallacoota, whereas the ultimate 142 believed to be nonetheless stranded are anticipated to be airlifted out when situations permit.

About 60 folks have been the primary to disembark from touchdown craft at Hastings the place they have been met by navy process teams giving them water, fruit and snacks and escorting them to the bottom corridor the place family and medical employees have been ready.