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TFB in North Central district

By: CFA Media

Category: Community Safety

  4.18 PM 7 March, 2016


Location: General

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A Total Fire Ban has been declared in North Central fire weather district tomorrow, Tuesday, 8 March.

CFA Chief Officer Joe Buffone said as well as increased fire danger, Victorians should be aware of the effect heat could have on your health and to take precautions to ensure people stay safe.

“Heat kills. Everyone needs to plan so they keep cool, stay hydrated and if it is possible, check in on others, particularly vulnerable people,” he said.

Total Fire Bans mean no fire can be lit in the open air or be allowed to remain alight in the open air between 12.01am on the day of the TFB until 11.59pm.

Tomorrow the Fire Danger Rating in North Central fire weather district will be Severe. It will be Very High across the rest of the state except East, West and South Gippsland.

For more information about what is permitted on a day of Total Fire Ban, check the Can I and Can’t I page.

Heat health alerts have also been issued for tomorrow (8 March) for Central, North Central and Northern Country.

Victorians should also make sure they have access to more than one source of information. They include:

  •          ABC local radio, commercial and designated radio stations or Sky News;
  •          The FireReady App – which sends push notifications for incidents, Total Fire Bans and Fire Danger Ratings;
  •          The www.emergency.vic.gov.au website;
  •          Victorian Bushfire Information Line on 1800 240 667;
  •          CFA Twitter www.twitter.com.au/cfa_updates and CFA Facebook www.facebook.com/cfavic
Last Updated: 07 March 2016