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Victoria
Victorians have been told to flee fire danger zones while they can as catastrophic- and extreme-level warnings consume some areas.
Cassandra Morgan
Victorians who could be caught in the path of raging fires are being urged to relocate before hot and windy conditions threaten lives and homes.
Rachael Ward, Callum Godde and Cassandra Morgan
Extreme fire danger conditions will put more pressure on firefighters battling blazes in Victoria. (James Ross/AAP PHOTOS)
The Victorian government has appointed three experts to lead a review into the response of power providers to storms that crippled the transmission network.
Callum Godde
A three-person panel will investigate how power firms responded to a storm that knocked out supply. (Con Chronis/AAP PHOTOS)
A total fire ban has been declared in the Mallee, Wimmera, South West, Central, North Central and Northern Country for Wednesday.
Michelle Smith
A man who stored a handgun in a fridge has been handed a three-month prison term for firearm offences after Victorian tobacco war detectives arrested him.
Emily Woods
Taskforce Lunar was set up to investigate suspicious fires at tobacco stores. (HANDOUT/VICTORIA POLICE)
Victorians in the west of the state are being urged to leave early as high temperatures on Wednesday are expected to lead to catastrophic fire conditions.
William Ton
Many residents are being urged to leave as bushfire conditions worsen. (James Ross/AAP PHOTOS)

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