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Friday 10 Jan 2020 - Fire Danger Rating EXTREME and Total Fire Ban

Date: 
Friday, 10 January, 2020 - 07:30
Category: 
Community

Today, Friday 10 Jan 2020 has been declared a day of Total Fire Ban in the North East fire district.

No fires can be lit or be allowed to remain alight in the open air from 12:01 AM on Fri, 10 Jan 2020 until 11:59 PM Fri, 10 Jan 2020.

The Fire Danger Rating for the North East Region will be EXTREME.

The below information is from the CFA (Country Fire Authority) website in regards to an EXTREME Fire Danger Rating. https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/warnings-restrictions/about-fire-danger-ratings

Expect extremely hot, dry and windy conditions.
If a fire starts and takes hold, it will be uncontrollable, unpredictable and fast moving. Spot fires will start, move quickly and come from many directions.
Homes that are situated and constructed or modified to withstand a bushfire, that are well prepared and actively defended, may provide safety.
You must be physically and mentally prepared to defend in these conditions.

What should I do?

Consider staying with your property only if you are prepared to the highest level. This means your home needs to be situated and constructed or modified to withstand a bushfire, you are well prepared and you can actively defend your home if a fire starts
If you are not prepared to the highest level, leaving high risk bushfire areas early in the day is your safest option
Be aware of local conditions and seek information by listening to your emergency broadcasters, go to cfa.vic.gov.au or call the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226
Warnings will be available on The Vic Emergency page http://www.emergency.vic.gov.au or http:// www.facebook.com/vicemergency/

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Last Updated: Friday, 10 January, 2020 - 07:41