Total Fire Ban declared for Tuesday

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By Derek Schlennstedt

A state wide Total Fire Ban has been declared for Tuesday 15 January, as Victoria’s heatwave continues.

No fire can be lit or allowed to remain alight in the open air on January 15.

The fire danger rating in the Central fire district, which includes the Yarra Ranges, Geelong and Melbourne, has been declared as very high.

According to the Bureau of Meterology, The temperature in Yarra Glen, in the Yarra Valley is expected to climb to 39 degrees tomorrow.

Check your Total Fire Ban status and Fire Danger Rating daily over summer by visiting cfa.vic.gov.au or call the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226

To learn more about what you can and can’t do on Total Fire Ban days, go to the CFA website https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/warnings-restrictions/can

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