Thursday, 26 December 2013

Fire Restrictions In Force From 23rd December 2013

Diggers Rest and Sunbury Burn Offs

Fire restrictions for the Diggers Rest and Sunbury region came in to force on Monday 23rd December. And our firefighters are struggling to keep up with the illegal burn offs.

No fires can be lit in the open air without a written permit by the Country Fire Authority.



Burning off

Burn offBurning off grass, stubble, weeds, undergrowth or other vegetation is generally permitted outside the Fire Danger Period.

Local laws on burn-offs can apply year-round.

Before burning off:

  • Check and follow local regulations or laws set down by CFA or your local council
  • Notify neighbours at least two hours before starting the burn
  • Notify the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority (ESTA) on 1800 668 511
  • Check the weather forecast for the day of the burn and a few days afterwards
  • Check the fuel moisture conditions
  • Establish a fire break of no less than three metres cleared of all flammable material
  • Made sure there are enough people to monitor, contain and extinguish the burn safely and effectively.

Register your burn-off

All burn-offs should be registered with ESTA on 1800 668 511.

Unregistered burn-offs can cause brigades to be called out unnecessarily.

You can also download the Burn off Notification Form (DOC 132k) and email: burnoffs@esta.vic.gov.au or fax: 1300 674 428.
Some information that you provide may be displayed on CFA's website. This may include the street name and area where the planned burn you are registering will take place. This information may be shared using the CFA, DEPI and MFB websites at the time of ignition, as well as the CFA iPhone application and internal incident management systems.
- See more at: http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/plan-prepare/burning-off/#sthash.1JeBrqao.dpuf

Burning Off

Burning off grass, stubble, weeds, undergrowth or other vegetation is generally permitted outside the Fire Danger Period.

Local laws on burn-offs can apply year-round. Before burning off:
  • Check and follow local regulations or laws set down by CFA or your local council
  • Notify neighbours at least two hours before starting the burn
  • Notify the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority (ESTA) on 1800 668 511
  • Check the weather forecast for the day of the burn and a few days afterwards
  • Check the fuel moisture conditions
  • Establish a fire break of no less than three metres cleared of all flammable material
  • Made sure there are enough people to monitor, contain and extinguish the burn safely and effectively.

Register your burn-off

All burn-offs should be registered with ESTA on 1800 668 511.

Unregistered burn-offs can cause brigades to be called out unnecessarily.

You can also download the Burn off Notification Form (DOC 132k) and email: burnoffs@esta.vic.gov.au or fax: 1300 674 428.

For more information on what you can and can’t do during the fire danger period and when a total fire ban is declared, please visit the CFA what can I do? page.

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