Fire Danger Period Commenced & Fire Restrictions Enforced

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Fire Danger Period Commenced & Fire Restrictions Enforced

Mt Eliza Fire Brigade would like to advise the Fire Danger Period has commenced as of Monday 18th December, 2017 until further notice.

No fires in the open air are allowed during this time without a permit. For further information regarding permits please contact the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council.

CFA declares the Fire Danger Period at the onset of warmer weather when fires in the open air are legally restricted.

This is to help prevent fires from starting as dry vegetation and hot weather increase the incidence of fires accidentally starting and spreading.

Certain restrictions on the lighting of fires are in force during the Fire Danger Period.

The CFA website provides information on what people can and can’t do during the declared Fire Danger Period and days of Total Fire ban.

Residents who suspect illegal burning off during the declared Fire Danger Period should report it to the Police on Triple zero (000).

The penalties for lighting fires illegally during the Fire Danger Period and on Total Fire Ban days include large fines and possible imprisonment.

Useful Information:

For information about fire restrictions and further tips for Summer fire safety, please visit the CFA website.


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