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Burn off warning

By: CFA Media

Category: Community Safety

  9.16 AM 2 November, 2013

Location: District 18 News

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Residents in the north west of Victoria are being urged to postpone any planned burn offs today due to bad fire weather conditions.

With temperatures in the Mallee forecast to reach 34, wind speeds between 40 and 65km/h and low humidity CFA Regional Agency Commander Joel Davey said today is not a good day to be burning off.

"While the Fire Danger Period in this area doesn't begin until Monday, the weather conditions today mean it is not a good day to be burning off," he said.

"We don't want to discourage people from preparing for summer but we would ask that people delay any burning they had planned until tomorrow when conditions are much better."

All burn-offs should be registered with ESTA on 1800 668 511. Unregistered burn-offs can cause brigades to be called out unnecessarily.

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Last Updated: 02 November 2013