A TOTAL fire ban has been declared for much of central Victoria, for the first time this fire season.
The Country Fire Authority has announced the Saturday total fire ban for the Northern Country, Mallee and Wimmera regions.
The Northern Country takes in Greater Bendigo, Campaspe, Loddon, Greater Shepparton, Moira and Strathbogie municipalities.
A total fire ban means no fires can be lit outside between 12.01am and 11.5pm on the day in question.
The total fire ban will take place on Saturday November 28.
The CFA advises anyone living in areas at risk of fire to activate their bushfire plan.
Temperatures are forecast to hit 37 degrees in Bendigo on Saturday, after a low of just 21 overnight.
Find out more on the CFA website.
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