The Country Fire Authority has declared a Total Fire Ban for the state of Victoria on Friday, with a spokesperson saying the chance of lightning strikes could create a serious fire risk.January 10, 2013 3:31pm
A Total Fire Ban has been declared for the whole state of Victoria tomorrow.
No fire can be lit in the open air from 12:01am on January 11 until 11:59pm.
Tomorrow is the next bad fire risk day for Victoria.
It will be dry and windy with temperatures expected to top 40 degrees in the north of the state and reach the high 30's elsewhere.
There is a 'Severe' Fire Danger Rating for all of the state except Gippsland (which will be 'Very High').
SCC spokesperson Dave Harris said forecast lightning strikes and no rain this afternoon and overnight will pose a serious fire risk.
He said campers needed to make sure their camp fires are properly extinguished and any risky fire activity avoided.
"Fire will start easily and be hard to stop tomorrow - we 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 1800 333 000.
To find out what you can and can’t do on a day of Total Fire Ban, please visit www.cfa.vic.gov.au/warnings-restrictions/can/
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