The return of hot weather brings bushfire concerns for Gippsland
Hot weather a concern for the region this weekend as fire agencies continue to work on three bushfires across Gippsland.
Summer may be coming to an end however the Gippsland community faces more hot and dry weather over the coming days with emergency services on high alert.
Fire patrols will be increased and emergency management teams will be pre-positioned across the region to manage any new fires.
Gippsland Regional Controller Tony O’Day is advising the community that much care is needed, particularly as the region will experience hot and dry conditions leading into this weekend.
“We are continuing to remind people that the risk of new fires is very real as the weekend is fast approaching. The weather bureau has forecast increased temperatures and a possibility of dry lightning across Gippsland. As we have seen all summer the landscape is very dry and new fires can start and spread very quickly” Mr O’Day explained.