Hot, dry forecast raises fire risk

AROUND THE CORNER: Mudgegonga CFA Captain Andrew Cross is urging residents to start preparing their properties for the hot summer ahead.

MYRTLEFORD and district residents are being encouraged to start preparing for the upcoming fire season.

Mudgegonga CFA Captain Andrew Cross said it’s time for everyone to get prepared for the long, hot, dry summer ahead and not leave property maintenance until the last minute.

“Now that footy is over, everyone should be planning and preparing their properties for the summer ahead,” he said.

“The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) is currently predicting the summer to be drier and warmer and it’s already started.

“The month ahead looks like it’s going to be a lot drier and hotter than normal.

“People need to be really prepared if they decide to stay and defend their property, both mentally and physically and everyone should have a fire plan.”

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