The Australian navy is delivering supplies and operations teams to fire-ravaged Mallacoota in Victoria’s East Gippsland region.
About 4000 Mallacoota residents were forced to take shelter on the beach in East Gippsland, where bushfires have destroyed hundreds of homes since New Year’s Eve.
The HMAS Choules is ferrying water, food, fuel and other supplies to the town on Thursday.
The vessel will also evacuate hundreds of residents who have been left stranded with no home to return to.
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