While the ACT faces more hot weather, the fire danger is not expected to reach the levels seen in other parts of the country.
The ACT Rural Fire Service says there will be a high to very high fire danger for the next few days and the main risk is grass fires to the north and west of Canberra.
Chief officer Andrew Stark says if the winds increase the fire danger will be upgraded.
"We've been experiencing a very dry period with this increased heat since before Christmas and so we're monitoring conditions very carefully," he said.
Mr Stark says the fire danger will increase in coming days and early next week.
"What we're seeing is that very hot weather in South Australia and Victoria," he said.
"We're monitoring that very closely and if that heat was to move up into our area then obviously that will raise the fire danger."
Deputy chief officer Michael Joyce says extra resources will be on hand for the weekend.
"We've got our eight volunteer brigades, they'll be out standing up ready to respond to any fires that might start," he said.
"There's four fire towers around the ACT and they'll be on the lookout for any smoke sightings.
"We also have three helicopters stationed out at Hume, so they can undertake initial response and get to fires quickly."
Canberra's average maximum in January is 28 degrees, but the mercury reached 37 degrees on Friday, and is expected to climb to 39 on Saturday.
Magda Galos-Lorenc from the Weather Bureau says the ACT will not get the strong north-westerly winds that would increase the fire danger to catastrophic.
"It's hot and dry, but it looks like in our region we don't expect any significant winds," she said.
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