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Media Release

Total Fire Ban for Perth Metropolitan Area and surrounding Shires for Tuesday 5 January 2010
Monday 4 January 2010 – 6:45 PM

A Total Fire Ban has been declared for Tuesday 5 January 2010 for the Perth Hills and metropolitan suburbs as well as surrounding areas including the Shires of Toodyay, Chittering and Gingin, the City of Mandurah and Shires of Murray and Waroona.

This includes the Cities of:

  • Armadale
  • Bayswater
  • Belmont
  • Canning
  • Cockburn
  • Fremantle
  • Gosnells
  • Joondalup
  • Mandurah
  • Melville
  • Nedlands
  • Perth
  • Rockingham
  • South Perth
  • Stirling
  • Subiaco
  • Swan
  • Wanneroo

This includes the Shires of:

  • Chittering
  • Gingin
  • Kalamunda
  • Mundaring
  • Murray
  • Peppermint Grove
  • Serpentine-Jarrahdale
  • Toodyay
  • Waroona

This includes the Towns of:

  • Bassendean
  • Cambridge
  • Claremont
  • Cottesloe
  • East Fremantle
  • Kwinana
  • Mosman Park
  • Victoria Park
  • Vincent

From 7am until 7pm on Tuesday 5 January 2010 any activity that could start a fire is banned.

That means if you live in the areas highlighted above:

  • 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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