Burn-offs now OK in Gippsland but rules apply
The fire danger period finished at 1.00 this morning in the following municipalities:
· East Gippsland Shire
· Wellington Shire Council
· Latrobe City Council
· Baw Baw Shire Council
· South Gippsland Shire Council
CFA Assistant Chief Officer South East Region Trevor Owen emphasised that it has been one of the most challenging fire seasons for crews in East Gippsland, and while the FDP has come to an end, there is still some fire activity throughout the area and it is important to remain vigilant.
ACO Trevor Owen stated that a zero tolerance policy will continue to be enforced for people responsible for illegal fires.
"Residents that wish to conduct burn-offs on their private properties need to follow some basic rules; register your burn-offs first and foremost, check weather conditions including monitoring the wind, and follow local council laws and regulations.”