Fire Danger Period Begins For Latrobe City

The Country Fire Authority (CFA) has declared the Fire Danger Period will commence in Latrobe City on Monday 18 December from 1.00am.

This summer, Latrobe City Council is urging all residents and visitors to be proactively aware of the daily fire danger rating as hot weather increases.

During the Fire Danger Period open air fires are legally restricted and require a written permit from CFA, Fire Rescue Victoria or a Municipal Fire Prevention Officer.

Those wishing to request a permit can visit or call the CFA on 1800 668 511.

Residents are reminded that burning is not the only way to reduce fuel loads around their property and are encouraged to use their green waste bins and local green waste facilities.

Mayor of Latrobe City, Councillor Darren Howe said it is vital the community ensures their properties are prepared for the fire season.

“With the onset of warmer weather this month it is essential we are prepared for fire,” said the Mayor.

“Many of our local communities understand the first-hand impact fires can have. This is a critical time to ensure we are all looking out for one another and prioritising measures that keep our loved ones and our properties safe.”

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