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Media Release

Total Fire Ban for the south west land division for Sunday
Saturday 29 January 2011 – 7:50 PM
Total Fire Ban for the south west land division for Sunday.
 
A Total Fire Ban has been declared for Sunday 30 January 2011 for the south west land division.
 
This includes:     
 

Shire of Carnamah

Shire of Chapman Valley

Shire of Coorow

Shire of Dandaragan

Shire of Irwin

Shire of Northampton

Shire of Mingenew

Shire of Moora

Shire of Morawa

Shire of Mullewa

Shire of Perenjori

Shire of Three Springs

Shire of Victoria Plains

Perth metropolitan area including the Perth Hills and neighbouring shires of:

Chittering

Gingin

Murray

Serpentine-Jarrahdale

Toodyay

Waroona

Shire of Dalwallinu

Shire of Koorda

Shire of Wongan-Ballidu

Shire of Mount Marshall

Shire of Mukinbudin

Shire of Westonia

Shire of Yilgarn

Shire of Bruce Rock

Shire of Kellerberrin

Shire of Merredin

Shire of Narembeen

Shire of Nungarin

Shire of Trayning

Shire of Beverley

Shire of Cunderdin

Shire of Dowerin

Shire of Goomalling

Shire of Northam

Shire of Quairading

Shire of Tammin

Shire of Wyalkatchem

Shire of York

 
On Sunday, 30 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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