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´╗┐Geelong region firefighters prepare for horror fire conditions

Mr Verdoorn said the CFA was working around the clock to protect communities as the temperatures soar.

But firefighters fear the conditions are a "perfect cocktail" for destruction with drying temperatures earlier in the week followed by severe lightning and strong winds to hit tomorrow.

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on that is if people see something suspicious report it.''

The Geelong Advertiser revealed yesterday that crews worked throughout Wednesday night and into Thursday to extinguish 20 fires sparked from lightening strikes in less than three hours. Adidas Tank Top Men


Tomorrow, the temperature is expected to spike at 45C the fourth day in a row of above 40C.

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"There is no secret that last year around Little River we had a bit of activity out there,'' he said.

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"We have got a lot of things in place."

Flames were expected to continue to burn in the Brisbane Ranges last night after breaking out near Meredith about noon today.

"(Yesterday) we also have a fire closer to Meredith at Coopers Bridge and, while it was under control, another started to the north of that.

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"The issue is trying to get on top of these fires and have them under control and blacked out as much as possible before Friday.

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"That's an area that's abundant with fuel and if we get something on the wrong day it can cause us a fair bit of grief.

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Local firefighters have labelled this week's weather a "perfect cocktail" for destruction with half a dozen grass and bushfires burning throughout last night ahead of worsening danger levels Adidas T Shirt Dress

Forecasters predict the strong northerly winds will shift south with a cool change to hit late afternoon.

"We don't want any of these fires on the landscape."

Mr Verdoorn said fast running grassfires were the big danger this summer, and the grassland around Geelong had dried out completely.

"We have placed our volunteers at a higher level of readiness because of the hot week,'' he said.

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At one stage a 'watch and act' alert was issued for the area including Meredith, Steglitz, Elaine and Bannockburn with fears homes could be affected. That was later downgraded.

area of the Brisbane Rangers is quite isolated and we've got concerns," he said.

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Asked about the dangers of arsonists, Mr Verdoorn said there were a couple of hot spots around the region.

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At the height of the blaze, Region 7 operations manager Gerry Verdoorn said fire spotting towers and aircraft were honing in on the area.

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