A statewide Total Fire Ban has been declared for Tuesday, as the heatwave continues.
No fire can be lit or allowed to remain alight in the open air on January 15.
Tuesday 15 January 2019 has been declared a day of TOTAL FIRE BAN for the whole State of Victoria.— CFA Updates (@CFA_Updates) January 14, 2019
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The fire danger rating in the Northern Country, North Central and Wimmera districts will be severe.
All other districts have been assessed as having a very high fire danger rating.
The temperature in Stawell is expected to climb to 43 degrees, while Ararat is expected to peak at 42 degrees.