The Goulburn Valley's firefighters will be at the ready today, with temperatures again expected to exceed 40 degrees.By Darren Linton
After a brief respite, the fire danger ramps up again today, with a temperature of 41°C expected for Shepparton.
There is a total fire ban across Victoria as temperatures climb accompanied by north to north-westerly winds of up to 30
Currawa Country Fire Authority Captain Paul Prater will again have strike teams on stand-by to respond to fires in the Dookie hills, which are tinder dry after weeks of extreme weather.
‘‘It is the same scenario again,’’ he said of what is proving to be a hot summer.
‘‘We will make sure there are crews around and the same goes for the weekend.’’
Mr Prater said the conditions have deteriorated with the extended run of hot weather and the lack of rainfall.
‘‘When you step on it (the grass) it crunches, it is that dry,’’ he said.
The fire danger will still be present tomorrow, with temperatures remaining in the low to mid-30°C range before another cooler change sweeps across Victoria on Sunday.
The change won’t be as dry as the last one, with isolated showers and temperatures in the high 20°C range forecast for the region.
Artist Nici Cumpston will hold a free Artist Talk at Shepparton Art Museum tonight, speaking about her body of work based around the Shepparton region.
It’s been a long journey for Tim Roadley but his dream of creating a multi-sport endurance event on the Murray River is now going to be a reality.
It was a big day for Jye McNeil on Sunday, not only celebrating his 19th birthday, but riding a double at the Tatura and Shepparton Racing Club’s meeting, including the big one, the Vraca and Varapodio Italian Plate (1600 m), on the Gerald Egan-trained Jetconi.
Echuca Football Club has signed Joel Magnabosco and Kane Morris for next season.
On Friday Rochester’s St Joseph’s Primary School opened a time capsule which was buried in the 1980s.
Waste collection in Campaspe Shire will change for two weeks during the festive season.
Valley Park Farms' egg production facility is expected to increase production and staff after a $100 000 Victorian Government grant.
Murchison’s Jane Spencer’s first exhibition It Just Dawned On Me will be on show in Shepparton in the first half of next year.
Lisa Milligan has started a new dog grooming business in Heathcote to help fund her Wild ABout Wildlife centre in Kilmore.
Police allege a man attempted to rob a Cobram supermarket today.
Federal Member for Farrer Sussan Ley says plans are in the works on how to get natural gas to Deniliquin.
New Transport Accident Commission research has revealed why some young country drivers habitually take risks on regional roads.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries, Parks Victoria and Country Fire Authority will be performing planned burns in Goomalibee on Monday.
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