Victoria on high bushfire warning this weekend

Victoria on high bushfire warning this weekend

Victorians living in high fire risk areas are being urged to review their emergency fire plans, ahead of high risk conditions this weekend.

Hot and windy conditions are forecast for this weekend, with Sunday expected to be a critical day for fire danger.

The Bureau of Meterology has forecast temperatures as high as 42 degrees for parts of the state, and a total fire ban is in place for Saturday and Sunday.

Emergency Services Minister Kim Wells says the emergency services are coordinated, and ready to respond if needed.

There is particular concern for East Gippsland, where fires are already burning in remote bushland.

Mr Wells says the message is simple as always: “leave and live”.

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