FIRE UPDATE: Wangaratta, 2.45pm Saturday.

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THE expected extreme heat has arrived as forecast, but fire authorities in the King Valley are awaiting the forecast wind change to arrive on the fire ground, potentially seeing greater fire activity.

Evacuation warnings issued three hours ago remain in place, strongly recommending people Evacuate Now if you are located in Abbeyard, Bennies, Cheshunt, Cheshunt South, Dandongadale, Edi, Edi Upper, King Valley, Rose River, Whitfield, Whitlands and surrounding areas.

Authorities say there are multiple bushfires burning in the Abbeyard area that are not yet under control.

Wangaratta Chronicle spoke with Colin Brown, incident controller at the Wangaratta Incident Control Centre at 2.30pm today for an update.


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