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Terrifying images show hillside glowing in the dark after bushfires

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Published on January 6, 2020 at 12.38

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Termed as 'apocalyptic', the deadliest bushfires in parts of southeast Australia turned the sky blood red on Sunday. (Image: Melissa Ericksen /Facebook)
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Terrifying photos of Pambula, in the state of New South Wales, showed eerie red skies as mass evacuation followed in the aftermath, reported CNN. (Image: Facebook)
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While there are several heart wrenching images of the burning forests and property, terrifying image of a scorched hillside that looked like lava, in rural Victoria, was saddening. (Image: Reuters)
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The horrifying image was taken in Balmattum Hill, Euroa, 164km north west of Melbourne, on Saturday, reported Daily Mail. (Image: Melissa Ericksen/Facebook)
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The image was shared on social media by Maindample Rural Fire Brigade with the caption: 'Looks like lava'. A resident, Melissa Ericksen, posted to Facebook: 'Balmattum Hill is really glowing tonight, however not as much as all of our incredible and selfless emergency services. Thank you'.
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Ericksen told new.co.au, "Balmattum Hill is a place I have walked all my life and it appeared to be covered in lava under the darkness. The photo is beautiful yet terrifying." (Photo: AP)
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The Euroa fire was declared under control after it scorched 385 hectares of land. (AAP Image/Shane Chalker/via Reuters)
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Dozens of fires were burning in Victoria in the wee hours of Sunday, 11 of which were subject to emergency warning, the highest alert level. (Photo by Reuters)
 
 
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