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Total Fire Ban for Mallee and Northern Country

A Total Fire Ban (TFB) has been declared for the Mallee and Northern Country tomorrow for Friday, 12 January 2018.

Tomorrow's conditions in the Mallee and Northern Country will be hot with temperatures reaching 40 degrees.

Tomorrow the Fire Danger Rating for Mallee and Northern Country is Severe.

Deputy Chief Officer Alen Slijepcevic said tomorrows hot, dry 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,” DCO Slijepcevic said.

“During a Total Fire Ban any fire in the open air is strictly forbidden - that includes campfires and burn offs. 

“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 can get emergency information from a number of sources including the VicEmergency app, www.emergency.vic.gov.au, tuning in to ABC radio or other emergency broadcasters including commercial and community radio stations or Sky TV or by phoning the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226 and following VicEmergency on Facebook and Twitter.

Last Updated: 11 January 2018