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CFA issues state-wide total fire ban warning

Tomorrow is a total fire ban day in Victoria and the CFA has advised there is a 'severe' fire danger rating in place.

January 10, 2013 3:45pm

A 'severe' fire danger rating is in place tomorrow across all of Victoria except Gippsland.

A total fire ban has been declared for the whole state of Victoria tomorrow.

It will be dry and windy with temperatures expected to top 40°C in the north of the state and reach the high 30s elsewhere.

There is a ‘severe’ fire danger rating for all of the state except Gippsland, which will be ‘very high’.

No fire can be lit in the open air from 12.01am until 11.59pm.

CFA spokesperson Dave Harris said forecast lightning strikes and no rain this afternoon and overnight would pose a serious fire risk.

He said campers needed to make sure their camp fires were properly extinguished and any risky fire activity avoided.

‘‘Fire will start easily and be hard to stop tomorrowwe need the community to take great care and not accidentally start a fire,’’ he said.

Anyone witnessing suspicious activity is asked to call Crimestoppers on 1800333000.

For information on total fire ban days, visit the website.

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