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Australia: Wildfires damage about 20 properties in Victoria

February 10, 2014 - 6:00am


Wildfires in Victoria, Australia, have damaged around 20 properties, Bloomberg reported.

State Premier Denis Napthine said the state is facing its worst fire conditions since 2009.

A spokesman for GDF Suez Australian Energy said the Hazelwood power plant is functioning at less than 25% capacity because fires cut the power supply to the coal mine.

Wildfires are a huge risk in Australia as the climate is hot and dry.

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