THE official Fire Danger Period has been declared for the Gannawarra Shire and will begin from 1am on Monday and will remain in force until May 1 next year — otherwise stated by the CFA.
The start, and length, of Gannawarra’s Fire Danger Period has been determined on local existing and predicted conditions that lead to increased fire risk in the Gannawarra Shire.
This means residents and visitors cannot light a fire in the open air unless they have been supplied with a permit or comply with certain requirements.
If residents are responsible for a fire and have not obtained a permit, they could be breaking the law and may be liable to prosecution.
Penalties may include a fine up to $19,342 and/or up to 12 months imprisonment.
For burn-offs prior to, and after, the declared Fire Danger Period, ensure you comply with Gannawarra Shire Council Local Laws, and always register your burn with VicFire on 1800 668 511.
For all current information relating to fires please visit the www.cfa.vic.gov.au or contact the local CFA Office in Kerang on (03) 5450 3406.