Re­stricted burn pe­riod in force

South Western Times - - News -

Capel res­i­dents are be­ing re­minded the re­stricted burn­ing pe­riod will be­gin to­mor­row and fin­ish on De­cem­ber 14.

The pe­riod al­lows no burn­ing off or light­ing open fires with­out ob­tain­ing a Per­mit to Burn from the fire con­trol of­fi­cer.

Un­til the end of Novem­ber, res­i­dents are re­minded to in­stall fire­breaks and take all pos­si­ble preven­ta­tive mea­sures, in­clud­ing slash­ing grass, clean­ing gut­ters and re­mov­ing dead shrubs.

Bush Fire Pre­ven­tion Or­ders were mailed to res­i­dents in Septem­ber but a copy is also avail­able on the Shire of Capel web­site.

Com­pli­ance in­spec­tions start on De­cem­ber 1. will

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