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Man dies in Australia wildfires

The first fatality in the Australian wildfires has been confirmed. A man was discovered in a burned out car near Seaton in Victoria, around 120 miles east of Melbourne, police said.

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Firefighters battle Australia wildfires into the night

Australian fire crews are continuing to battle more than 100 wildfires in the state of New South Wales.

As extreme hot weather in the day has been hampering the operation to tackle the fires, efforts have also been increased overnight.

George Hancock of the Rural Fire Service said: "It's quite a dangerous time of the night but a very effective time of the night too that we can carry out a lot of this type of work".

Firefighters have also said they are confident they can stop a bushfire reaching a former military range scattered with unexploded bombs, the Australia Broadcasting Corporation reports.

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