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Total Fire Ban In Parts Of Victoria As Temperatures Soar

Firefighters have warned that a heat wave in Australia's south-east region could lead to dangerous fire conditions today.

Temperatures in Victoria's Mallee district are said to soar up into the high 30s with Mildura expected to hit 38 degrees.

High temperatures combined with northerly winds has elevated the threat of bushfires and as a result there is a Total Fire Ban throughout the Mallee district.

Victoria will start to see respite on Wednesday night with a cold change bringing thunderstorms and the potential for more than 30 millimetres of rain.

For information on what you can and can't do during a Total Fire Ban, visit the Country Fire Authority's webpage, or in cases of emergency call 000.

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