Total Fire Ban (Tuesday 15th November 2016)

Published: Tuesday, 15 November 2016 at 12:00:00 AM

Department of Fire & Emergency Services has declared a TOTAL FIRE BAN for the Shire of Koorda Tuesday 15th November 2016.

The ban is in place from midnight tonight (Mon 14/11) to midnight tomorrow night (Tues 15/11).

This means:

  • You must not light or use any fires in the open air
  • All open fires for the purpose of cooking or camping are not allowed
  • Hot work such as metal work, grinding, welding, soldering, gas cutting or similar is not allowed unless you have an exemption
  • You must not undertake any other activities that may start a fire.

If a Harvest and Vehicle Movement Ban has not been implemented by your local government you are able to harvest or move vehicles across paddocks for agricultural purposes.

You could be fined up to $25,000 or jailed for 12 months or both if you ignore the Total Fire Ban.

To be added to the Shire of Koorda Harvest Ban SMS service, please call the office on 9684 1219 and register your name and number to ensure you are on the list.

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