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The death toll from bushfires in southeastern Australia has risen to 208, the Australian Red Cross said Thursday.

Four fires are still burning across the state of Victoria, a spokeswoman with the Country Fire Authority said. All are under control, but one of the fires spawned a smaller blaze that is actively burning, said the spokeswoman, who asked not to be named, in line with policy.

That fire is burning in the area of Narbethong, about an hour north of Melbourne. Read full article »

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