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Total Fire Bans declared across Victoria this weekend

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07 Feb 2014
Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 February have been declared Total Fire Bans days across Victoria.

No fires can be lit in the open air between 00:01 hours on 08/02/2014 and 23:59 hours on 09/02/2014.

 

Very hot temperatures and strong winds are expected over the weekend with an expected temperature of 40 degrees and higher for parts of the state Saturday and strong winds continuing Sunday. 

 

Victorians need to take this weekend very seriously as Sunday will be the highest fire danger day this year with ratings of Severe and Extreme.

 

Saturday February 8:


If you live in a high risk area or intend to travel you must have a plan and prepare before you go.

 

A Heat Health Alert has been issued for Saturday 8 February, advising of heatwave conditions. Individuals and organisations are encouraged to monitor local conditions and respond accordingly. For updates on Heat Health Alerts check www.health.vic.gov.au

 

It’s important to have access to more than one source of fire information. Tune in to ABC local radio, commercial and designated community radio stations or Sky News TV, phone the Victorian Bushfire Information Line on 1800 240 667, visit emergency.vic.gov.au, download the FireReady App and use through CFA’s Twitter and Facebook accounts.

 

Don’t wait for a warning to be sent to your phone, it’s your responsibility to know when to leave and where to go, so stay aware of your surroundings, and seek out information about weather and fire risk.

 

Check www.emergency.vic.gov.au for information on fires near you. Only call 000 if you can see flames, or a solid single column of smoke.
 

 

 

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