Ahead of fire season locals are being urged to register burnoffs with the Country Fire Authority.
A wet spring has made fuel loads heavy this year.
The significant grass growth means the Seasonal Bushfire Outlook for summer has identified the potential for increased grassfire conditions for this year’s fire season, although the bushfire outlook is expected to be normal this year in Victoria.
While residents are encouraged to prepare their properties based on the outlook – we’re reminded to inform the fire authorities ahead of time.
The advice comes on the back of the Fire Danger Period declaration for the City of Ballarat, Hepburn, Pyranees, Moorabool and Golden Plains Shires, with restrictions kicking in at 1am on December 19.
If you are using fire to clean up your property ahead of the FDP, you should notify authorities of
the burn-off at the Fire Permits Victoria website at www.firepermits.vic.gov.au, or by calling
ESTA on 1800 668 511.