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Great Ocean Road fire: 53 homes lost

A CHRISTMAS Day bushfire has destroyed dozens of homes along the Great Ocean Road on Victoria's south-west coast, and is still burning out of control.

The Country Fire Authority (CFA) confirmed 35 homes had been lost in Wye River, and 18 at Separation Creek on Friday.

Hundreds of firefighters and dozens of tankers and aircraft have been battling the blaze, which started last weekend but flared up in hot, blustery conditions.

The fire, which has so far burned more than 2,000 hectares, is not yet under control.

An emergency warning is still in place for Wye River, Separation Creek, Kennett River and Grey River.

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