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CFA Warns Victorians

CFA Warns Victorians

CFA Urges Victorians To Keep Safe Over The Easter Holiday Period

CFA is asking residents in the south west and all across Victoria to take care and be vigilant over the Easter break, with high temperatures expected and many people travelling across the state.

CFA Acting Chief Officer Gavin Freeman said CFA was particularly concerned with the expected warmer weather later this week especially across the North of Victoria.

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“In many places, it’s going to be hot and sunny for the rest of the week and much of the State is still very dry, this brings a higher fire danger risk rating, so we’re asking people to help us out and do the right thing as they enjoy the Easter break."

“The Fire Danger Period remains in place for most parts of Victoria; so if you’re planning on burning off you will need a permit. "

“For the few areas not in the FDP, you still need to follow the basic steps of registering your burn offs, checking conditions and ensuring you are properly prepared.”

“We are concerned that if a fire was to start, it may be difficult to bring under control, so if you don’t need a fire outdoors, don’t light one.”

Chief Officer Freeman also emphasised the risk that travellers may face in the hot conditions.

"We are anticipating many Victorians to make the most of the long weekend and travel across the state.

Whether you plan on camping or staying in a rental property, please download the VicEmergency application so you can receive emergency warnings as soon as possible,”

“Victorians must be sure never to leave their campfires unattended, and when leaving to make sure the fire is totally extinguished. “It’s still dry and it’s going to be hot out there, please make our jobs easier and be sensible and safe with fire."

For more information about burning off, go to cfa.vic.gov.au/burnoff

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