More than 600 victims of the Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria have begun legal action against a power company for its role in the fires on 7 February, 2009.
The Kilmore East fire killed 119 people and destroyed over 1200 homes after a long power line broke.
Maurice Blackburn Lawyers claim Singapore Power failed to fit a $A10 safety device and should have better maintained the line, which was located in an area with a high risk of bushfire.
The ABC reports the action is the second to be filed in Victoria's Supreme court.
Late last year, a class action was filed against the Powercor power company over a fire at Horsham that destroyed 12 houses.