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Some fireworks banned, but Melbourne CBD’s New Year’s Eve shows going ahead

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There will be no fireworks between Torquay and Apollo Bay tomorrow night as fires continue to burn along the Surf Coast.

Hot temperatures are forecast across the state, with the mercury tipped to hit 39 degrees in the CBD.

A late change is expected to move in before midnight.

But MFB Chief Officer Chris Rau today said the city’s 10-minute long midnight fireworks spectacular in the city will go ahead after a significant risk assessment was undertaken.

Meanwhile, paramedics are preparing for what is their busiest night of the year as the hours tick down to New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Ambulance Victoria is expecting to attend to 1800 jobs tomorrow, many of which can be avoided, they say.

State Health Commander Paul Holman is asking the community to try and help itself:

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