The Fire Danger Period will commence at 1:00am Monday 19th December 2016.
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.