The Country Fire Authority (CFA) has declared that the Frankston City 2018-19 Fire Danger Period will start at 1am on Monday 19 November, 2018.
Frankston City Mayor, Cr Colin Hampton said residents need to be aware that all permits to burn will be cancelled as at 4pm on Saturday 17 November, 2018.
“All permits to burn are cancelled in-line with the Fire Danger Period.
“Open air burning without a permit is a criminal matter. People should report illegal burning to Victoria Police or the CFA by calling 000.
“Frankston City is well and truly prepared for what is expected to be a longer and hotter fire season than previously experienced,” the Mayor said.
The Mayor said approximately 1500 properties had been inspected and Fire Prevention Notices issued to a number of properties in Frankston City.
“We’ve issued Fire Prevention Notices to properties where a fire hazard has been detected by Council’s Compliance officers.
“Council takes fire prevention and community safety seriously. We will be conducting final property inspections by early December and any infringements and compulsory clearing will be completed by Council before Christmas.”
For more information on how to prepare for the fire season and for a full list of what you can and can’t do during the Fire Danger Period and on days of total fire ban, visit the CFA website.
To keep updated with current fire emergencies you can do the following:
- Visit www.emergency.vic.gov.au
- Download the Vic Emergency App from the Apple or Android App stores.
- Call the Victorian Bushfire Information Line: 1800-226-226
Listen to ABC radio