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Homes Burnt Down And Thousands Without Power In Victoria

Yesterday was the second worst fire day in fifteen years, as storms left hundreds of thousands of homes in the dark.

Around 220,000 Victoria homes lost power following storms that brought down transmission towers and power lines, and caused an outage at Victoria’s largest power station.

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After yesterdays weather extremes, a dairy farmer was found dead in South Gippsland, five firefighters were injured and the SES received over 4,600 calls for help.

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Premier Jacinta Allan said, “Yesterday was only the second day since the fires of Black Saturday in 2009, fifteen years ago, that had that catastrophic rating.”

Allan said that fire crews battled overnight to control the fires. For information on bushfires and storm warnings visit emergency.vic.gov.au

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