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Total Fire Ban declared for the Mallee

By: CFA Media

Category: Community Safety, Operational Information

  3.53 PM 13 November, 2017


Location: General

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A Total Fire Ban (TFB) has been declared for the Mallee tomorrow (Tuesday 14 November). 

Tomorrow's conditions in the Mallee will be warm with temperatures reaching the high 30’s.

State Duty Officer Greg Christison said the declaration of a TFB should act as a timely reminder that the summer season is fast approaching.

“Tomorrow’s hot and windy conditions could make it difficult for firefighters to supress a fire should one start, therefore we are asking people to take heed of the Total Fire Ban conditions,” Mr Christison said.

“People need to be aware of the increased fire danger and ensure your fire plan covers all possible contingencies.”

TFBs mean no fire can be lit in the open air or allowed to remain alight from 12.01am to 11.59pm on the day of the Total Fire Ban. 

For more information on what you can and can't do visit the Can I or Can't I page on the CFA website. 

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 of Sky News
  •                   The VicEmergency App
  •                   The VicEmergency website www.emergency.vic.gov.au
  •                   The VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226
  •                   CFA or VicEmergency Twitter or Facebook
Last Updated: 13 November 2017