Vic bushfire victims pursue power company

April 11, 2018

Thirty properties were destroyed and thousands of livestock killed when fires struck SW Victoria.

A legal class action has been launched against electricity distributor Powercor over bushfires in southwest Victoria which destroyed homes and killed more than four thousand livestock.

Maddens Lawyers on Wednesday confirmed it has begun a class action in the Supreme Court of Victoria, alleging the March 17 bushfire at Terang was caused when power lines clashed or arced, leading to molten metal falling to the ground.

The bushfire claimed at least 30 homes and ravaged the region's dairy farms, destroying livestock, pastures and many kilometres of fencing, with lawyers estimating the damage bill will exceed $40 million.

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