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Media Release

Total Fire Ban for Perth Metropolitan Area and surrounding Shires for Wednesday 6 January 2010
Tuesday 5 January 2010 – 8:55 PM

A TOTAL FIRE BAN has been declared for Wednesday 6 January 2010 for the Avon, Mortlock, Ninghan, Jilbadgie, Hills, Coastal Plain, Coastal, Inland and Lower West Inland areas including the Perth Hills and metropolitan area.

This includes the Cities of:

·         Armadale

·         Bayswater

·         Belmont

·         Cambridge

·         Canning

·         Cockburn

·         Fremantle

·         Gosnells

·         Joondalup

·         Mandurah

·         Melville

·         Nedlands

·         Perth

·         Rockingham

·         South Perth

·         Stirling

·         Subiaco

·         Swan

·         Wanneroo


 This includes the Shires of:

·         Ballidu-Wongan

·         Beverley

·         Bruce Rock

·         Chittering

·         Cunderdin

·         Dowerin

·         Dalwallinu

·         Gingin

·         Goomalling

·         Kalamunda

·         Kellerberrin

·         Koorda

·         Merredin

·         Mount Marshall

·         Mukinbudin

·         Mundaring

·         Murray

·         Narembeen

·         Northam

·         Nungarin

·         Peppermint Grove

·         Quairading

·         Serpentine Jarrahdale

·         Tammin

·         Toodyay

·         Trayning

·         Waroona

·         Westonia

·         Wyalkatchem

·         Yilgarn

·         York

 

 This includes the Towns of:

·         Bassendean

·         Claremont

·         Cottesloe

·         Kwinana

·         Mosman Park

·         Victoria Park

 

From 7am until 7pm on Wednesday 6 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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