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Total Fire Bans - Sunday 2/2/14

By: CFA Media

Category: Community Safety

  4.47 PM 1 February, 2014

Location: General

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Total Fire Bans have been declared for Sunday 2 February 2014 for the South West, Central (including Melbourne and Geelong) and North Central districts.

CFA Chief Officer Euan Ferguson said the hot spell would increase fire danger tomorrow particularly in the West and Central parts of Victoria.

“We have declared a TFB for three Districts tomorrow and temperatures are expected to be very hot in those areas,” he said.

"The whole State is dry and fuels are ready to burn. Combined with hot conditions and strengthening winds, the fire danger is increasing over the next two days.

“While conditions are worst in those three Districts, this should serve as a warning sign for the rest of the state too - the hot weather is coming and tomorrow’s spike day is a sign of what is to come.

“Now is the time to talk to your family and friends, make your plans and prepare.”

Mr Ferguson said with children now back at school, parents needed to adjust their plans, particularly around school pick up time on Monday.

Fire Danger Ratings are very-high in all districts except the North East and East Gippsland which are high.

During a TFB, subject to exceptions, no fire can be lit in the open air or be allowed to remain alight in the open air between 00:01 and 23:59.

A full rundown of what can and can’t be done during a TFB is available here.

Last Updated: 02 February 2014