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- Fire danger period still in force
Fire Agencies are conducting planned burns.
Thu Apr 5 0:00:00 UTC 2018
The Fire Danger Period remains in place for all members of the public and business. No fire can be lit in the open air without a permit. The penalties for lighting fires without a permit during the Fire Danger Period and on Total Fire Ban Days include large fines and possible imprisonment.
CFA and Forest Fire Management work closely with the Bureau of Meteorology and will only do planned burning when the weather conditions such as humidity, temperature and wind speed are right. Victoria's changing climate, bringing more hot days and less rainfall, means the risk of bushfires is constantly increasing.
Planned burning is a vital part of the fuel reduction work conducted throughout the year by highly skilled fire crews from CFA and Forest Fire management Victoria.
To find out what you can and can't do during the fire danger period please go to Can I or Can't I?
This necessary work, done under carefully managed conditions, greatly reduces the impact of bushfires and intensity of fires by reducing available fuels.
If you see smoke and want to know if it is a planned burn or a fire, visit emergency.vic.gov.au, check the VicEmergency app or call the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226. Only call Triple Zero if you see flames and there are no fire crews attending.
Residents who suspect illegal burning off during the declared fire danger period should report it to the Police on Triple Zero. To find out what you can and can't do during the fire danger period please go to Can I or Can't I? Or contact you r local CFA District office.