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February 13, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Police arrested a suspect today in connection with one of the southern Australia wildfires that killed more than 180 people.

Police did not release details about the suspect, but a newspaper said he was a 39-year-old man who probably would be charged with arson causing death in the Churchill fire.

At least 21 people died in that fire, one of hundreds that scorched Victoria state, destroying almost 2,000 homes.

In the nearly burned-out wildfire zone, a blaze flared and menaced the town of Healesville -- a reminder that the country's worst fire disaster may not be over yet.

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