Total fire ban extended to central Victoria as state braces for dangerous conditions
A total fire ban has been extended to Central, South West and North Central areas as the state braces for dangerous conditions on Tuesday.
The CFA earlier declared a total fire ban for the Wimmera, Mallee and Northern Country due to “catastrophic and extreme weather conditions”, but late on Monday updated its advice to include much of the state.
A catastrophic rating remains for parts of western Victoria tomorrow, with residents in the region urged to leave tonight or early in the morning.
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“It’s the most dangerous fire conditions since the 2019-20 black summer season,” CFA Chief Officer Jason Heffernan told 3AW.
“The chief officer, Jason Heffernan, says tomorrow’s condition represent the worst fire risk day Victoria has experienced since the 2019-20 fire season,” Nick McCallum, filling in for Jacqui Felgate said.
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