Australian Police Have Two People In Custody; Are They To Blame For The Wildfires?

Australian police have arrested two people they say were acting suspiciously in an area burned out by last weekend's wildfires.

It's not clear if authorities suspect them of intentionally starting any of the fires that killed at least 181 people. Officials say the death toll could climb past 200.

Deputy Police Commissioner Simon Overland told Australian
Broadcasting Corp. radio it will take authorities time to work out
what happened. The men were picked up north of Marysville, a town
gutted by the inferno. Arson investigators suspect the Marysville fire was intentionally set.

Rain Wednesday night has eased several fire alerts, but fire officials are warning residents in some areas to remain vigilant as large fires continue to rage.


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