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Media Release

Total Fire Ban for south west land division for Saturday
Friday 28 January 2011 – 6:25 PM

A Total Fire Ban has been declared for Saturday 29 January for the south west land division.

 

This includes:

  • Perth metropolitan area including the Perth Hills and neighbouring shires of:
    • Chittering
    • Gingin
    • Murray
    • Serpentine-Jarrahdale
    • Toodyay
    • Waroona
  • City of Albany local government area
  • City of Bunbury
  • City of Geraldton-Greenough
  • Shire of Augusta Margaret River
  • Shire of Beverley
  • Shire of Boddington
  • Shire of Boyup Brook
  • Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes
  • Shire of Brookton
  • Shire of Broomehill-Tambellup
  • Shire of Bruce Rock
  • Shire of Busselton
  • Shire of Capel
  • Shire of Carnamah
  • Shire of Chapman Valley
  • Shire of Collie
  • Shire of Coorow
  • Shire of Corrigin
  • Shire of Cranbrook
  • Shire of Cuballing
  • Shire of Cunderdin
  • Shire of Dalwallinu
  • Shire of Dandaragan
  • Shire of Dardanup
  • Shire of Denmark
  • Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup
  • Shire of Dowerin
  • Shire of Dumbleyung
  • Shire of Esperance
  • Shire of Gnowangerup
  • Shire of Goomalling
  • Shire of Harvey
  • Shire of Irwin
  • Shire of Jerramungup
  • Shire of Katanning
  • Shire of Kellerberrin
  • Shire of Kent
  • Shire of Kojonup
  • Shire of Kondinin
  • Shire of Koorda
  • Shire of Kulin
  • Shire of Lake Grace
  • Shire of Manjimup
  • Shire of Merredin
  • Shire of Mingenew
  • Shire of Mount Marshall
  • Shire of Moora
  • Shire of Morawa
  • Shire of Mukinbudin
  • Shire of Mullewa
  • Shire of Nannup
  • Shire of Narembeen
  • Shire of Narrogin
  • Shire of Northam
  • Shire of Northampton
  • Shire of Nungarin
  • Shire of Perenjori
  • Shire of Pingelly
  • Shire of Plantagenet
  • Shire of Quairading
  • Shire of Ravensthorpe
  • Shire of Tammin
  • Shire of Three Springs
  • Shire of Trayning
  • Shire of Victoria Plains
  • Shire of Wandering
  • Shire of Wagin
  • Shire of West Arthur
  • Shire of Westonia
  • Shire of Wickepin
  • Shire of Williams
  • Shire of Wongan-Ballidu
  • Shire of Woodenilling
  • Shire of Wyalkatchem
  • Shire of Yilgarn
  • Shire of York
  • Town of Narrogin

On Saturday, 29 January between 12.01am until 11.59pm 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 www.fesa.wa.gov.au

 

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