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Australia bushfires rage in Victoria

18 January 2013 Last updated at 07:15 GMT

Fire crews in the Australian state of Victoria are battling a large and fast-moving bushfire which is burning out of control.

Authorities say the blaze is more than 25,000 hectares in size and is creating spot fires east of Melbourne.

Eighty four fires are still burning across the state, prompting fears of a new escalation. Nick Bryant reports.