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Fire Danger Period Ends

Fire Danger Period Ends

Fire Danger Period Ends in Campaspe Shire

The Fire Danger Period has come to an end in the Campaspe Shire, and residents are now allowed to conduct burn-offs.

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The CFA has urged residents to exercise extreme caution when burning off.

Acting Chief Officer Gavin Freeman reminded residents to register any burn-off they were considering undertaking, and to check the local conditions on the day.

"Even if you have registered your burn, conditions can change quickly and fires can get out of control within minutes in dry and windy conditions," Acting Chief Officer Freeman said.

"The effects of an out-of-control fire can be devastating and we want everyone to exercise extreme caution.

"We’re also reminding people to always register their burn-offs so we know what is happening in the area, especially if brigades are being called to fires."

Mr Freeman said there are precautions residents can take to ensure the burn is safe.

Keep your burn off safe and legal:

 Check fire restrictions in your area and always register your burn on 1800 668 511

 Check and monitor weather conditions – particularly wind

 Warn your neighbours beforehand that there will be smoke in the air

 Leave a three-metre fire break, free from flammable materials around the burn

 Have sufficient equipment and water to stop the fire spreading

 Never leave a burn-off unattended – stay for its entire duration

 If your burn-off gets out of control, call ‘000’ immediately

The Fire Danger Period is still in force in the Moira Shire until May 13th.

More information on the Fire Danger Period and burning off can be found at www.cfa.vic.gov.au

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