A spot fire burns in Victoria, Australia. Photo: EPA

2,000 Australian firefighters race to contain bush fires in Victoria state as ‘gusty and erratic’ winds loom

  • Twenty-three schools have been closed due to fire risk as 19 scattered fires burned out of control in eastern Victoria on Monday
  • Authorities have warned that more fires could start during thunderstorms forecast over the next three days
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A spot fire burns in Victoria, Australia. Photo: EPA
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