Fire warning as weather heats up

THE Country Fire Authority is calling on the public to remain "vigilant" as the weather heats up.

Operations officer Trent McKinnon said it was “a difficult weather day” for the CFA on Thursday with temperatures tipped to reach 40 degrees.

“We would advise people to remain vigilant,” he said.

“It is a difficult weather day for us.

“We will be on a high level of alert.

“People should be prepared and have a bush fire plan.

“There are forestry restrictions in place.

“There is no call yet on whether a total fire ban will be in place.”

It comes after four units were called out to a grass fire in Ravenswood South on Wednesday.

The fire, at the corner of Hokins Road and the Calder Highway, began shortly before noon.

“It was only a couple of acres and it was quickly contained,” said Mr McKinnon.

“The cause of the fire is yet to be determined.”

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