CFA says residents should prepare
With the fire danger period fast approaching, the Country Fire Authority is advising local residents to begin getting their properties ready.
CFA District 18 Operations Manager John Bigham says that residents shouldn't leave it too late;
"The fire danger period is fast approaching for the greater western part of Victoria."
"If you've got long grass, it's reducing the bulk of your grass around your house, either by slashing or burning this time of the year.
"Leaves and leaves falling from trees, that's another source of ignition. Your gutters around your home. Haystacks for the rural community. Make sure that your fire breaks around your hay stacks or your shed."