Full alert this week
Our fire fighting services are on full alert with the hot weather forecast for Friday and Saturday reaching the high 30's in Wangaratta.
The NSW RFS Superintendent of the Southern Border Team, Pat Westwood, says it's vital to have a plan.
"We're very well placed this year but we do ask that the community play their part and arrange themselves for their oncoming fire season, we're going to see this weekend being the first real heavy temperature period, and we're asking people to have the conversation at home about what you would do in the event of a fire".
"This is not something that you want to be rushing, you need to have a think about it now. Get onto www.myfireplan.com.au and try and organise a discussion with your family about what you're going to do in the event of a fire".