Dry Days Warn Of Fire Danger

20:43' 08-10-2018
Now that summer has begun, the fire season begins also. A little thought about fire prevention can save lives and thousands of dollars worth of damage.

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    A lack of rainfall in East Gippsland over the past two years has increased the amount of dead vegetation material, so there is significantly more available fuel in the area. Fire restrictions are already in place in some shires.

    You should making your own home safe from fire now, by following a few simple steps.

    • Keep the grass on your property cut low
    • Tidy up twigs and leaves in your garden
    • Clear your gutters
    • Prune back foliage that is close to your house, with a 10m space if possible
    • Make sure your hoses are in good condition
    • Check that your smoke alarms are in good working order
    • Set up a fire plan with your household 

    If you see a fire in an open area, such as a park or paddock, ring 000 to report it immediately.

    For more information about fire safety in the metropolitan area, visit www.mfb.vic.gov.au.

    If you are planning to travel, visit www.cfa.vic.gov.au.  

    Meng S

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