Fire Danger Period Declared for Latrobe City

The Country Fire Authority (CFA) declared Fire Danger Period will commence in Latrobe City on Monday 16 January from 1.00am.

If property owners wish to burn in open air, a written permit from the CFA will be required.

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.

Other ways to help prepare your property during the fire season include:

  • Keep grass cut to less than 10 centimetres
  • Keep gutters clear of leaf litter
  • Remove flammable items from decks and verandas
  • Keep woodpiles away from the house
  • Cut back overhanging branches
  • Prune shrubs well away from tree branches
  • Remove dry grass, leaves, twigs and loose bark.

Mayor of Latrobe City, Councillor Kellie O’Callaghan said it was vital that everyone ensure their properties are prepared.

“Despite the cooler temperatures and increased rain over recent months it is essential that we all ensure we are prepared for fire, particularly following the announcement of the fire danger period.

“Unfortunately, many of our local communities know first-hand the impact fire can have. This is an important time to ensure we are all looking out for one another and prioritising measures that keep us and our properties safe,” said the Mayor.

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