Reminder: Fire Danger Period remains in place

Published on 12 April 2018

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The Fire Danger Period and associated restrictions are still in force, which means that burning off on private property is still prohibited. Restrictions are expected to stay in place into May 2018. To read more about the Fire Danger Period and to check when restrictions are lifted visit: cfa.vic.gov.au/warnings-restrictions/restrictions-during-the-fire-danger-period

Whilst restrictions are still in place, CFA and the Shire are planning a number of joint planned burns to take place across the Peninsula in the coming weeks. Planned burning is a vital part of the fuel reduction work conducted throughout the year by highly skilled fire crews from CFA and the Shire.

This necessary work, done under carefully managed conditions, and with adequate resources, reduces bushfire risk by reducing fuel load. For more information on planned burns within the Shire please visit: mornpen.vic.gov.au/plannedburns

CFA work closely with the Bureau of Meteorology and will only conduct planned burns when the weather conditions, such as humidity, temperature and wind speed, are right.

There are also a number of burns across the region being undertaken by CFA and Forest Fire Management Victoria. You can view planned burns for the next 10 days on the Forest Fire Management website: ffm.vic.gov.au

A reminder to all residents. The Fire Danger Period remains in place for all members of the public and business. Penalties for lighting fire illegally during the Fire Danger Period and on Total Fire Ban Days include large fines and possible imprisonment.

Residents who suspect burning off during these periods should report it to the Police or 000.

If you see smoke and are concerned, or want to learn more about planned burns, you can:

  • Visit emergency.vic.gov.au
  • Check the VicEmergency App
  • Call the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226.