Careful - fire restrictions are still in place

THE CFA has reminded people the fire danger period this year in much of the south-west continues until June 1.

Acting CFA District Five operations manager Henry Barton said the fire danger period was still in force in the Moyne and Southern Grampians shires and Warrnambool City Council areas for the immediate future. 

“Even though areas in the southern part of District Five are green, there is still the potential for grass and forest fires in the northern part of the district,” Mr Barton said.

“Over the last few weeks we have seen many farmers burning their stubbles, which require a permit from the appropriate shire,” he said.

Landowners are not yet permitted to burn heaps or stockpiled rubbish without the appropriate permit that can be obtained from the relevant municipal fire prevention officer or by contacting the CFA.

“Urgent or necessary requirements for a permit will be looked at on an individual basis,” Mr Barton said.

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