Burn the date into mem­ory

Avon Valley Gazette - - NEWS -

THE City of Swan has ex­tended re­stric­tions on burn­ing off due to un­sea­son­able weather con­di­tions caus­ing a bush­fire risk.

The re­stricted burn­ing dates have been ex­tended un­til June 14, with all burn­ing prohibited with­out a per­mit.

Swan chief ex­ec­u­tive Mike Fo­ley said burn­ing dates had been ad­justed due to dry con­di­tions.

“De­spite last week’s rain, this po­si­tion is be­ing main­tained due to resid­ual dry­ness. This de­ci­sion is con­sis­tent with our neigh­bour­ing lo­cal gov­ern­ments,” he said.

The com­ments fol­low dev­as­tat­ing bush­fires in the Al­bany area last week, which started by burn­ing on pri­vate land, ex­ac­er­bated by un­usual weather.

Burn­ing with­out a per­mit car­ries a $ 250 penalty and court- im­posed penal­ties can be up­wards of $ 10,000.

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