Out of con­trol burn le­gal, says CFA

McIvor Times - - NEWS -

THE fire sea­son isn’t far away and Heath­cote CFA have al­ready had a busy week­end.

On Fri­day, the brigade was called to an out of town burn on a prop­erty af­ter ea­gle-eyed res­i­dents re­ported see­ing smoke. It was le­gal and con­tained by the res­i­dent.

At 7am on Fri­day morn­ing the brigade was called out to a Palm Ct prop­erty af­ter a res­i­dent was burn­ing a mat­tress in their back­yard. The res­i­dent will be get­ting an in­fringe­ment no­tice from coun­cil as the burn is in breach of the City of Greater Bendigo by­laws.

On Septem­ber 23 the brigade was called to a shed fire at Mount Camel. The fire was con­tained to the shed and a granny flat which was in­side. Four brigades at­tended from Mt Camel, Axedale, Heath­cote and Toolleen and brought the fire un­der con­trol in 20 min­utes. Crews believe bat­ter­ies con­nected to a so­lar sys­tem were where the fire started.

Mitchell Shire Coun­cil fire re­stric­tions be­gin on Oc­to­ber 1 mean­ing to­day and Satur­day will be the last days for most res­i­dents to burn off with­out a per­mit.

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