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Clonbinane Rural Fire Brigade - March 2020

 

Fire Danger Status

We have been fortunate that this fire season has not produced many CFA turnout responses in our own area. Clonbinane CFA wish to acknowledge your vigilance and fire prevention work that you have carried out so far this season. The fire danger season is not over taking into consideration long period of drought last year. We can have extreme heat waves in March so do not be complacent. With rainfall of nearly 200mm YTD, we have experienced floods, storms, hail and brown rain. It certainly has been the most unusual summer for decades.

The cooler mornings indicate that autumn is approaching; however be aware that bushfires can still occur and spread quickly in the cooler months due to fuel load, wind and the low moisture content of that fuel. We have experienced some big fires over the years at this time of year. These fires have not necessarily been on warm days and are often driven by a strong southerly wind.

Campfires

If you are camping over the Labour Day Long Weekend or Easter and have a fire, you must have an area cleared in at least 3 metres in all directions and have water available to extinguish a fire. In National and State Parks, campfires and barbecues may only be lit in designated constructed fireplaces provided. A ring of rocks is not considered a fireplace under these terms. Do not deposit glass, aluminium, plastic, rubbish or scrap food products into your campfire. Please take these home with you. Leaving these items at your campsite is littering and subject to on the spot fines.

A responsible adult must attend to supervise a solid fuel campfire or barbeque at all times.

In attendance means being within 50 metres and having line of sight from the outer perimeter of your solid fuel campfire or barbecue.

You must always fully extinguish your campfire with water, not dirt scraped over the top of it.

You cannot leave any hot embers remaining in your campfire. Remember, if your campfire is cool to touch, it is safe to leave.

Check CFA and DELWP websites for further details on the rules and law related to campfires.

Please contact the brigade if you require any information or check out the CFA

website www.cfa.vic.gov.au

Cheers

John Mahoney- Captain