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Vic: Fire threat remains high for weekend, says DSE

21 Feb 2009 2:32 AM

Fire authorities in Victoria have warned the threat of new fires over the weekend is still high.

The Department of Sustainability and Environment says hot weather .. northerly winds and the chance of lightning are all major concerns.

Four large fires are still burning and the main areas of concern are south of Narbethong .. the southwest of Jamieson and close to Eildon .. all in northeast Victoria.

The weather bureau says temperatures in the fire-hit regions are expected to reach the low to mid 30s on the weekend and climb a bit higher on Monday.