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People holidaying in East Gippsland told to leave

More than 30,000 holidaymakers in East Gippsland have been urged to leave ahead of Monday's extreme fire danger day.

Victoria’s Emergency Management Commissioner Andrew Crisp said he “strongly believes” the three fires already burning in the region would affect the Princes Highway and force its closure on Monday.

  • Tammy Mills, Carolyn Webb and Tate Papworth
  • The Age

With milder conditions in place on Sunday, Mr Crisp said now was the time to leave.

“If you’re holidaying in that part of the state, it’s time that …

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