PARTS of northern Victoria will face severe bushfire conditions tomorrow with total fire bans likely to be declared, authorities say.
Lightning strikes have already sparked blazes in north-eastern Victoria and there are also fears that fires across the Murray River in NSW may reach Victoria if they take hold.
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Northern parts of the state have already experienced several days in a row above 40C and that hot weather will continue on Tuesday.
"The fire danger rating tomorrow in the northern part of the state will be a severe fire danger rating," Victoria's fire services commissioner Craig Lapsley told reporters at the State Control Centre in Melbourne today.
"It is very likely that we will see total fire ban declarations for the northern part of Victoria."
Mr Lapsley said lightning strikes could take a day to become a fire.
He said there had been lightning strikes each afternoon over past three days in northern Victoria and aircraft were monitoring them.
Paramedics have again reminded people not leave children in cars.
Paul Holman from Ambulance Victoria said they were attending between four and seven children who had been left in cars each day.