The Chief Fire Officer for the CFA has announced that the declared Fire Danger Period in City of Whittlesea will commence 01.00am on Monday 20 December 2021.
Much of Victoria has experienced average to above average rainfall during winter and spring, and this has led to above normal pasture growth across paddocks and roadside for much of state, which is likely to increase the grass fire risk throughout the summer period.
During a Fire Danger Period fires cannot be lit in the open air without a written permit from or a Municipal Fire Prevention Officer. Lighting fires without permission will attract severe penalties, including fines and possible imprisonment.
For more information on the Fire Danger Period and what you can or can’t do during this period can be found here - https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/warnings-restrictions/total-fire-bans-and-ratings/can-i-or-cant-i