Melbourne heatwave: city expecting 44C as Victoria faces hottest day since Black Saturday

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Victoria and Tasmania on alert for bushfires as generators fail at three coal-fired power stations

Victoria may experience its hottest day since the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires on Friday, with its main power stations at reduced capacity after a third coal-fired generator shut down overnight.

Energy minister Lily D’Ambrosio told 3AW radio on Friday morning that she “can’t rule out brown-outs” with three generators across the Yallourn and Loy Yang A power stations out of action, meaning the state is down more than 1000MW of power generation capacity.

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