The Fire Danger Period (FDP) will finish at 1.00am on Monday, 6 April 2021 in the following municipalities in CFA’s District 7:
• City of Greater Geelong
• Borough of Queenscliff
• Surf Coast Shire
• Golden Plains Shire (District 7 area)
According to the latest Australian Seasonal Outlook, above average summer rainfall has led to a reduced bushfire risk for autumn.
These conditions have led to a reduced fire activity in both grasslands and forests this summer.
Much of Victoria will continue to experience milder conditions and lower bushfire potential over the coming months.
CFA District 7 Assistant Chief Fire Officer Brendan Lawson said despite the recent rainfall the grassland fire danger will elevate on hot, windy days.
“We encourage people to exercise extreme caution once restrictions are lifted,” he said.
“All burning off must be conducted in compliance with municipal local laws.”
ACFO Lawson emphasised that while the FDP is coming to an end in some areas, it is still important to remain vigilant.
“We’re urging everyone to stay safe, whether you’re living in or travelling to high bushfire risk areas,” he said.
“Please monitor the conditions on hot, dry and windy days, as we may still see some days of elevated fire risk.”
While the Fire Danger Period will come to an end, it is still important that residents check the local conditions are safe for any burn-off they were considering undertaking.
“You must register your burn-offs, check weather conditions and follow local council laws and regulations,” ACFO Lawson said.
“Registering your burn-off ensures that if somebody reports smoke, the incident will be cross-checked with the burn-off register, which will then prevent CFA crews wasting resources and showing up at your door.”
Landowners can now register their burn-off online at www.firepermits.vic.gov.au.