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Australia: Power lines in high-risk bushfire zones pose threat

March 3, 2014 - 6:00am

Australia announced a plan in 2011 to upgrade power lines in bushfire-prone zones, but none of the risky high-voltage lines have been upgraded till now, Herald Sun reported.

The recent Mickleham/Kilmore fire that damaged 18 houses was caused when a branch fell on a power line.

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