Fire danger period ends in parts of Victoria

The fire danger period (FDP) is set to finish across part of Victoria in the coming weeks.

Fire danger period ends in parts of Victoria

The fire danger period (FDP) finished at 1am on Tuesday 10 March in the following municipalities in Melbourne’s outer east;

  • Knox City Council (CFA District 13)
  • Manningham City Council (CFA District 13)
  • Maroondah City Council (CFA District 13)
  • Yarra Ranges City Council (CFA District 13)

The fire danger period (FDP) will finish at 1.00am on Monday 16 March in the following municipalities;

  • Murrindindi Shire Council (District 12)
  • Mitchell Shire Council (District 12)
  • Cardinia Shire Council (District 8)
  • City of Casey (District 8)
  • City of Frankston (District 8)
  • City of Greater Dandenong (District 8)
  • City of Kingston (areas within District 8)
  • Mornington Peninsula Shire (District 8)
  • Bass Coast Shire (areas within District 8)
  • French Island (District 8)
  • City of Melton Council (District 14)
  • City of Wyndham Council (areas within CFA District 14)
  • Nillumbik Shire Council (areas within CFA District 14)
  • City of Whittlesea Council (areas within CFA District 14)
  • City of Hume Council (areas within CFA District 14)
  • City of Banyule Council (areas within CFA District 14)
  • East Gippsland Shire (District 11)
  • Wellington Shire Council (District 10)
  • Latrobe City Council (District 27)
  • Baw Baw Shire Council (District 9)
  • South Gippsland Shire Council (District 9)

The fire danger period (FDP) will finish at 1.00am on Monday, 23 March in the following municipalities;

  • Macedon Ranges Shire Council (District 2)

CFA Chief Officer and CEO Steve Warrington emphasised that although the FDP is coming to an end in some areas, it is important to remain vigilant.

He stated that where fire restrictions are still in force, a zero tolerance policy will continue to be enforced for those people responsible for illegal fires.

“Residents that wish to conduct burn-offs on their private properties need to follow some basic rules; register your burn-offs first and foremost, check weather conditions and monitor the wind, and follow local council laws and regulations.”

Mr Warrington also highlighted the need for landowners to openly communicate with authorities and neighbours.

“As well as registering your burn-offs with ESTA, you need to alert your neighbours to the fact that they may see smoke on the set dates.”

“CFA crews have been extremely busy this fire season and would like to avoid having to respond to false alarms because people are not registering their burn-offs.

“By registering your burn-off, when somebody reports that they’ve spotted smoke, the incident will be cross-checked with the burn-off register and prevent a CFA crew from having to respond to a false alarm that takes them away from family, friends, work and other potential emergencies.”

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