More than a dozen people have been killed after a large avalanche in the South West on Friday.
Emergency crews were called to the scene in the Gisborne area at about 6.20pm.
Emergency services were called at about 7.30pm to a collapsed car in Gisbourne about 100 metres west of the scene.
Emergency workers were called around 7:30pm about an avalanche in Giesbrell near a road junction in Gippsland.
They were called about an “explosion” on the ground, a bushfire warning, a possible bushfire, a fire risk, a serious fire and a fire suppression.
The state Emergency Service said the avalanche was reported at 7:05pm.
Aerial footage showed two avalanches on the same spot in the area.
Emergency teams have closed roads in both directions in Gizie, South Gipp’s Gisburn, Gisburg, South Perth, Gippford and Gisborra.
Emergency officials have issued a bush fire warning for the area and a bush emergency.
More than 100 homes in the affected area have been evacuated and emergency services are on the lookout for people with other homes affected.
Emergency vehicles have been sent to the Gippburn-Gisburn area to help with the evacuation.
A total of nine people have died as a result of the avalanche.
There were no immediate reports of injuries.
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