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Bendigo's Fire Danger Period now in place



Fire restrictions are now in force across Greater Bendigo.

Authorities are worried about an increased danger of grass fires this season.

The fire danger period for the Central Goldfields and Mount Alexander Shires will come into force next Monday.

It means there will be limits on what fires can be lit and where.

No fires are allowed to be lit in the open during a day of Total Fire Ban.

And two firefighting helicopters will touch down at Bendigo Airport tomorrow in an added layer of protection over summer.

They will be used by Forest Fire Management Victoria and the CFA across central Victoria.

The choppers are to help protect the community and environment from bushfires.


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