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Forecasts that powerful winds would hit Victoria state on Monday night and temperatures would rise on Tuesday triggered fears of a repeat of the fires that roared across the state last month, killing more than 210 people.
Victoria’s Emergency Services Commissioner Bruce Esplin told reporters on Monday, “This is not a case of crying wolf. This is the case of a very genuine concern about the weather.”
Up to 5,000 firefighters backed by hundreds of trucks and water-dumping helicopters have been deployed in Victoria.
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