A Total Fire Ban (TFB) has been declared for the Mallee tomorrow, 2 October 2023. This is the first TFB declared this season.
Tomorrow's conditions in Mallee will be hot and dry with temperatures reaching around 35 degrees and northerly winds up to 30km/h.
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 hot and windy conditions across the Mallee tomorrow.
“Tomorrow’s conditions will make it difficult for firefighters to supress a fire should one start,” he said.
“We’re asking people to follow the strict conditions associated with the Total Fire Ban declaration.
“Understand the how the increased fire risk will impact you and ensure your fire plan covers all possible contingencies.
“As we have seen over the weekend, the fire season has begun and firefighters have been battling several bush and grassfires, particularly in the Gippsland region.
“Communities in fire risk areas need to be prepared and know where to find updated information.”
Victorians can find out if it is a Total Fire Ban on the CFA website www.cfa.vic.gov.au, 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.
- 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