Total Fire Ban declared for Wimmera and Mallee

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A Total Fire Ban (TFB) has been declared for the Wimmera and Mallee regions tomorrow, Sunday 4 February 2024.


Tomorrow's conditions across Victoria will be hot and windy, with extreme fire conditions and temperatures reaching the mid 40s in the north-west parts of the state.

A Total Fire Ban means 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. 

CFA Chief Officer Jason Heffernan said the TFB has been declared due to the expected conditions across the Wimmera and Mallee regions tomorrow.

“The Fire Danger Rating is Extreme in the Mallee and Wimmera tomorrow so community members in those areas need to be alert,” CO Heffernan said.

“We’re expecting northwest to northeasterly winds around 25 to 40 km/h and a southwesterly wind change in the afternoon. The wind change will make it challenging for firefighters on a fireground.”

“We’re asking people to follow the strict conditions associated with the Total Fire Ban declaration.

“Understand how the increased fire risk will impact you and ensure your fire plan covers all possible contingencies.”

Victorians can find out if it is a Total Fire Ban on the CFA website, where it is usually published by 5pm the day before a 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
  • The VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226
  • CFA or VicEmergency Twitter or Facebook


Submitted by CFA Media