Fire restrictions still in force
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.