Alan Thompson, an information officer for the national rural fire authority, said the fresh firefighters would be working in the Yarraville state forest, up to two hours drive from Melbourne.
The New Zealand crews would be required to walk into remote forests to fight fire without hoses -- relying on hand tools and machinery to contain the flames.
Victorian officials asked New Zealand for continuing help to protect the catchments, because the firefighters have extensive experience in fighting fire in dense forest on rugged terrain.
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