A Total Fire Ban has been declared for the remainder of today (14 March 2016) for parts of the South West and Perth Metropolitan Regions.
The total fire ban has been declared due to a change in forecast weather conditions in these areas.
This includes the local government districts of:
• East Fremantle
• Mosman Park
• Peppermint Grove
• South Perth
• Victoria Park
On Monday 14 March 2016 any activity that could start a fire is banned.
• 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.
For information on activities that can or cannot be carried out during a Total Fire Ban visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au/totalfirebans/Pages/TotalFireBanWhatCantIDo.aspx
If the information you want is not available from the website, telephone the Total Fire Ban Information Line 1800 709 355.
This information is also available by visiting www.dfes.wa.gov.au
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