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Fire Ban Day Today Ahead of Catastrophic Weather Conditions


Today has been declared a total fire ban day ahead of tomorrow’s catastrophic weather conditions that is predicted to reach over 40 degrees and strong winds across the EP.

The pre-emptive fire ban is one the first for the CFS calling no fire activity 24 hours before a day of catastrophic conditions to ensure the risk is of a fire starting is minimised.

CFS Chief Officer Mark Jones said CFS has the ability to declare Total Fire Bans without the usual trigger of a severe fire danger rating.

He says "With the high temperatures and strong winds forecast for Wednesday, firefighters will not be able to control a bushfire if it starts,"

The bureau of meteorology are expecting to see record-breaking temperatures peaking 8-18°C above average for Wednesday ahead of a cold front that's accompanied with strong winds.