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Health Warning In Place For Victoria As Temperatures Rise

Monday has been declared a total fire ban day across Victoria, with emergency services expecting their worst conditions so far this season.

In some parts of Victoria, the temperatures will hit 42 degrees, which has prompted a health warning in some districts.

The Country Fire Authority has issued an extreme fire danger rating for North East district and severe rating for the rest of the state.

CFA chief officer Steve Warrington said hot, dry and windy conditions could lead to major fires.

"Emergency services are preparing ahead of Monday's conditions and will be ready to respond to any fire that breaks out.’’

"Grasslands around Melbourne and Geelong, as well as Gippsland and North East foothills, Goldfields and Ballarat area, and the Wimmera are areas of concern.

"Any fire that starts on Monday could be difficult to control,’’ Warrington said.

The Victorian Health Department has issued a heat health warning for North Central, North East, and Northern Country districts. 

For bushfire and grass fire warning, Victorians are urged to visit www.emergency.vic.gov.au.

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