Preparations vital as severe fire danger looms

Victoria’s fire services are urging Victorians to prepare for a day of severe fire danger tomorrow.

Temperatures in the mid-30s are forecast for much of the state, which, combined with below-average rain over the past two months, is a recipe for fire activity. Already in the past few weeks we have seen some significant fire activity across the state.

Grasslands and forests are very dry and present a fire hazard.

The possibility of a total fire ban this Saturday will be considered today with the most current information available from the BoM.

Fire danger ratings for the next four days can be viewed at www.cfa.vic.gov.au/fireratings

The fire services have significant resources, including aircraft, positioned across the state.

Residents, particularly those in high fire risk areas, should prepare their properties and themselves for the possibility of fire, not just tomorrow but for the coming fire season.

It’s not too late to clear an area of 10 metres all the way around your house, slash grass short and cut back any overhanging branches.

Sit down and talk to everyone you live with about what you’ll do if a fire starts, and what you’ll do if a high fire risk day is forecast.

Scott Purdy,

state duty officer,

Country Fire Authority

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