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2 Australian firefighters killed in LODD

A tree fell on their vehicle while they were battling a blaze

VICTORIA, Australia — Two Australian firefighters were killed in the line of duty after a tree fell on their vehicle at the scene of a bushfire.

The Department of Sustainability and Environment firefighters died in the late afternoon Wednesday, according to 9 News.

It is believed that the firefighters were on the western edge of the fire at Pheasants Creek Track when the tree fell.

The bushfire has yet to be contained.

The identities of the one male and one female firefighters have yet to released. They are the third and fourth firefighters killed during this summer's wildfire season.

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