Australian police question man in connection with wdeadly wildfires

February 13, 2009 04:55


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Australian police are questioning a man in connection with the country's deadly wildfires. Victoria state police spokesman Chris Nash told The Associated Press on Friday that a man was assisting investigators with their inquiries into the wildfires, but declined to go into details. Respected newspaper The Age reported that the 39-year-old suspect was expected to be charged with arson causing death. The Age reported that the suspect was from the town of Churchill. Police said one of Australia's wildfires that struck last weekend was deliberately set near Churchhill and that it killed at least 21 people. More than 180 people were killed as wildfires swept across southeastern Victoria state.

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