EMERGENCY SERVICES has declared a Total Fire Ban for ACT tomorrow.
The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting hot and very windy conditions, with a predicted temperature of 31 degrees. The forecast Fire Danger Rating is predicted to be very high.
ACT Emergency Services Agency Commissioner Dominic Lane says if a fire starts at the forecast fire danger level of very high, it may be uncontrollable and move quickly.
“Expect embers to be blown around…spot fires may occur up to 4 km ahead of the fire,” he says.
“There is a chance people in the path of a fire may be injured or die…some homes and businesses may be destroyed.”
Sky News says a hot summer is expected for the ACT, with an increase in tropical cyclones, heatwaves and thunderstorms.
Between 15 and 19 days of severe thunderstorms is expected, with warmer than average summer temperatures and wetter than average conditions.
The ESA advises you to make sure you know where you will get more information and monitor the situation for any changes. You can do this through local ACT media outlets, the ESA website www.esa.act.gov.au ,the ESA Twitter and Facebook accounts or by calling Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.
If a fire starts during the Total Fire Ban declaration period, the ESA advises you monitor the situation for any changes through local ACT media outlets, the ACT Emergency Services Agency website www.esa.act.gov.au or by calling Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.
To find out more about Total Fire Bans log on to the ACT Emergency Services Agency website www.esa.act.gov.au or call Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.