“(That) saw those fires really take off and affect communities, particularly the Briagolong fire,” he said.
“It will be a very short-lived reprieve. Tomorrow we are expecting a return to hot, fire conditions in East Gippsland ahead of what we expect to be a very significant rainfall event on Tuesday evening into Wednesday,” Mr Heffernan said.
Meteorologists anticipate that the rain will extend into Thursday, and some areas might experience snowfall as temperatures cool.
As firefighters continue their efforts to bring the blazes under control, residents and campers are advised to stay informed through multiple sources of information and exercise caution in the face of this ongoing emergency.
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