Fire re­stric­tions still in force

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Front Page -

CFA are urg­ing peo­ple to be aware that fire re­stric­tions are still in force within Moira Shire.

CFA District 22 Op­er­a­tions Man­ager Tony Owen said the Fire Dan­ger Pe­riod isn’t over yet and fire re­stric­tions are still very much in force through­out Moira Shire.

“This means there is ab­so­lutely no burn­ing off with­out a writ­ten per­mit,” Mr Owen said.

“Burn­ing off grass, stub­ble, weeds, un­der­growth or other veg­e­ta­tion dur­ing the Fire Dan­ger Pe­riod is per­mit­ted only if the land holder has a writ­ten per­mit is­sued by the Mu­nic­i­pal Fire Preven­tion Officer, a Fire Preven­tion Officer of a mu­nic­i­pal­ity or by the CFA District of­fice.”

CFA has ad­vised that the Fire Dan­ger Pe­riod will con­tinue un­til the gazetted end is reached at 1am Tues­day, May 1 2018.

Be­fore burn­ing off:

•Ob­tain a per­mit from your lo­cal coun­cil or

CFA and com­ply will ALL per­mit con­di­tions •No­tify neigh­bours at least two hours be­fore

start­ing the burn

•No­tify the Emer­gency Ser­vices Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions Au­thor­ity (ESTA), Burn-Off No­ti­fi­ca­tion Hot­line on ph 1800 668 511 •Check the weather forecast for the day of the

burn and a few days af­ter­wards •Check the fuel mois­ture con­di­tions •Es­tab­lish a fire break of no less than four

me­tres cleared of all flammable ma­te­rial •Make sure there are enough peo­ple to mon­i­tor, con­tain and ex­tin­guish the burn safely and ef­fec­tively

Information on planned burns con­ducted by the Depart­ment of En­vi­ron­ment Land Water and Plan­ning (DELWP) and Parks Vic­to­ria can be found at www.depi.vic.gov. au/fire-and-emer­gen­cies/planned-burns or by con­tact­ing the VicEmer­gency Hot­line on 1800 226 226. For information on pri­vate burn-offs con­tact the Burn-Off No­ti­fi­ca­tion Hot­line on ph 1800 668 511.

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