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Media Release

Total Fire Ban for inland parts of the Central Wheatbelt for Saturday 22 January 2011
Saturday 22 January 2011 – 8:05 AM

A Total Fire Ban remains in place for Saturday 22 January 2011 for some inland parts of the Central Wheatbelt.
This includes:


·          Shire of Beverley

·          Shire of Northam

·          Shire of York

On Saturday, 22 January 2011 between 12am and 12 midnight any activity that could start a fire is banned. 

This means:

  • you must not light or use any fires in the open air
  • 'hot work' such as metal work, grinding or the like is not allowed unless you have an exemption.

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 as long as you have a firefighting vehicle on site with a minimum of 400 litres of water.
You could be fined up to $25,000 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

Media Contact: Media and Public Affairs on 9225 5955.



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