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A HAYSHED and some livestock have been lost in a blaze that burnt 115 hectares in Greenhill near Kyneton.
Hayshed and livestock lost in blaze
The CFA issued an emergency warning for Malmsbury as the grass fire headed towards the town in a westerly direction from Kyneton-Metcalfe Road.
But the fire was brought under control.
Bendigo operations officer Craig Houlahan said numerous houses were saved.
Doctors and public health experts are calling for the Victorian government to urgently review its management of heatwaves as the death toll from this month's record-breaking period appears to climb.
The Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, which works with the State Coroner to investigate reportable deaths, said that as of Friday it had recorded 139 deaths in excess of the average expected between Monday, January 13, and Thursday, January 23.
- The Age
A Melbourne woman has been killed in a tent while camping at a concert held on a farm in Victoria's north.
Paramedics were called to the property near Rochester, 180 kilometres north of Melbourne, about 9am (AEDT) on Sunday but the 35-year-old from Yarraville was dead by the time they arrived.
The Major Collision Investigation Unit (MCIU) was called to the scene to investigate whether the death was the result of a car driving over the tent, a police spokeswoman said.
THE HIT LIST
THE DAILY QUIZ
1. “The Meltdown” was the sequel to which movie?
2. In which decade did mountain biking become an Olympic event?
3. What was the occupation of Jack Russell who gae his name to a breed of dog?
4. Which was the first country to give women the vote?
5. On average, how many time does an adult heart beat a minute?
DID YOU KNOW?
The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.
If today is your big day, happy birthday!
You share a birthday with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Austrian composer (1756-1791); Edouard Lalo, French composer (1823-1892); Lewis Carroll, real name Charles Dodgson, English mathematician and writer (1832-1898); Kaiser Wilhelm II, German emperor (1859-1941); Jerome Kern, US composer (1885-1945); Sir John Eccles, Australian physiologist and 1963 Nobel Prize winner (1903-1997); James Cromwell, US actor (1940-); Nick Mason, British Pink Floyd musician (1944-); Mikhail Baryshnikov, Russian ballet dancer (1948-); Mimi Rogers, US actress (1956-); Bridget Fonda, US actress (1964-); Mike Patton, US singer of Faith No More fame (1968-); Adam Brand, Australian country singer (1970-); Alicia Molik, Australian tennis player (1981-).
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY
1340 - Edward III of England declares himself king of France, a claim that leads to the Hundred Years' War.
1695 - Mustafa II succeeds as Sultan of Turkey on death of Ahmad II.
1731 - Death of Bartolomeo Cristofori, Italian harpsichord manufacturer generally credited with the invention of the piano.
1943 - US bombers stage first all-US air raid on Germany in World War II in an attack on Wilhelmshaven; Germany begins civil conscription of women.
1944 - Soviet city of Leningrad is liberated from Germans.
1945 - Soviet troops liberate the Nazi concentration camps Auschwitz and Birkenau in Poland.
1951 - Era of atomic testing in the Nevada desert begins as a US Air Force plane drops a one-kiloton bomb on Frenchman Flats.
1964 - France establishes diplomatic relations with China.
1822 - Greece proclaims its independence from Turkey.
2010 - Reports emerge that former Australian soldier Robert William Langdon, 38, faces execution in Afghanistan after being convicted for the shooting murder of a local security guard in May 2009 that he tried to blame on the Taliban.
2011 - Australian prime minister Julia Gillard confirms a controversial one-off flood levy on taxpayers earning more than $50,000, to help cover the repair bill for damaged roads, bridges, railway tracks and schools in Queensland and Victoria, as part of the federal government's $5.6 billion flood-response package; Chilean judicial officials vow to investigate the death of President Salvador Allende, 37 years after the socialist leader was shot during an attack on the presidential palace.
2012 - Two days of bloody turmoil in Syria kill at least 74 people, including small children, as forces loyal to President Bashar Assad shell residential buildings and fire on crowds in a dramatic escalation of violence.
2013 - Flames race through a crowded nightclub in southern Brazil, killing more than 230 people in the world's deadliest nightclub fire in more than a decade.
JOKE OF THE DAY
I've had to take a second job working in a bakery.
I knead the dough.
Got a better joke? Any tips on what we should be heading out to today? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a great day,
Daily quiz answers: 1. Ice Age, 2. 1990’s, 3. Clergyman, 4. New Zealand, 5. 60-80