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Media Release

Total Fire Ban for Central Wheatbelt, Great Southern, South Coastal and South East Coastal and Lower West Inland districts for Tuesday 29 December.
Monday 28 December 2009 – 6:50 PM

A Total Fire Ban has been declared for parts of the Central Wheatbelt, Great Southern, South Coastal and South East Coastal and Lower West Inland districts including the Perth hills.

This includes the following towns, cities and shires:

Central Wheatbelt shires of:

BEVERLEY

CUNDERDIN

DOWERIN

GOOMALLING

NORTHAM

QUAIRADING

TAMMIN

WYALKATCHEM

BRUCE ROCK

KELLERBERRIN

MERREDIN

NAREMBEEN

NUNGARIN

TRAYNING

WESTONIA

MOUNT MARSHALL

MUKINBUDIN

YILGARN

YORK

DALWALLINU

KOODA

WONGAN-BALLIDU

Great Southern - Town of Narrogin and the Shire’s of:

BROOMEHILL-TAMBELLUP

CRANBROOK

KATANNING

KOJONUP

WAGIN

WEST ARTHUR

KENT

CORRIGIN

KONDININ

BODDINGTON

BROOKTON

CUBALLING

NARROGIN

PINGELLY

WANDERING

WICKEPIN

WILLIAMS

WOODANILLING

DUMBLEYUNG

KULIN

South Coastal and South East Coastal – City of Albany and the Shires of:

DENMARK

GNOWANGERUP

JERRAMUNGUP

ESPERANCE

PLANTAGENET

LAKE GRACE

RAVENSTHORPE

Lower West Inland (including Perth hills) – Cities of Armadale, Gosnells and Swan and the Shires of:

CHITTERING

GINGIN

KALAMUNDA

MUNDARING

SERPENTINE-JARRAHDALE

TOODYAY

WAROONA

MURRAY      

On Tuesday 29th December from 7am until 7pm any activity that could start a fire is banned.

That means if you live in any of the above listed shires, towns or cities:

·         you must not move vehicles or equipment  across a paddock

·         you must not harvest

·         you must not cook outside using an open fire

·         ‘hot work’ such as metal work, grinding or the like is not allowed unless you have an exemption.

 

Ensuring the safety and welfare of people or animals (such as watering stock) has an automatic exemption, though a fire unit must accompany the activity.

 

You could be fined up to $25000 or jailed for 12 months or both if you ignore the Total Fire Ban.

This information is also available by calling 1300 657 209 or visiting www.fesa.wa.gov.au

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