Total Fire Ban for Wimmera and Mallee regions

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A Total Fire Ban (TFB) has been declared for the Wimmera and Mallee regions for Friday, 8 December 2023.


Friday's conditions across Victoria will be hot and windy, with extreme fire conditions and temperatures up to 43 degrees in parts of the state's north-west.

A Total Fire Ban (TFB) 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.

“Conditions will be Extreme, with some parts of the Mallee near Catastrophic on Friday,” CO Heffernan said.

“The weather conditions will be dynamic with wind gusts of up to 60km/h. There is a high likelihood of severe thunderstorms with the potential for lightning.

“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 when Total Fire Bans are declared by visiting the CFA website, where they are usually published by 5pm the day before a Total Fire Ban.

For more information about what you can and can't do on a TFB day, 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