The CFA (Country Fire Authority) CFA Chief Officer has declared the start of the 2023 Fire Danger Period for the Mount Alexander Shire to be 1am, Monday 13th Nov 2023.
The commencement of the Fire Danger Period is determined on local existing and predicted conditions that lead to increased fire risk for your locality.
This means you cannot light a fire in the open air unless you have a permit or comply with certain requirements.
If you do not obtain a permit, you could be breaking the law and may be prosecuted. Penalties may include a fine and/or up to 12 months’ imprisonment.
For guides on what you can and can’t do during the Fire Danger Period or on days of total fire ban visit cfa.vic.gov.au/can
For burn-offs prior and after the declared Fire Danger Period, ensure you comply with any municipal local laws and always register your burn online at Fire Permits Victoria or call 1800 668 511.
Knowledge is the best tool when it comes to fighting fires; help spread this information by talking to your family, friends and neighbours.
Stay safe this summer.