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CRC warns of ‘major fire season’ after hottest ever spring

Australia’s eastern states are facing a dangerously high-risk summer bushfire season, according to the nation’s leading natural disasters research centre.

The fire risks posed by low rainfall and above-average spring temperatures have prompted the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre to publish a revised hazard report for summer.

It warns that Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia face “a potentially major fire season” with hotter and drier than average conditions.

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