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Media Release

Total Fire Ban for Perth, Perth hills and surrounding areas and Mandurah for Saturday
Friday 4 February 2011 – 5:45 PM

A Total Fire Ban has been declared for Saturday 5 February for Perth, Perth hills and surrounding areas and Mandurah.

 

This includes:

  • Perth Metropolitan area, Perth hills and neighbouring shires of:
    • Chittering
    • Gingin
    • Murray
    • Serpentine-Jarrahdale
    • Waroona
    • Shire of Toodyay

·         City of Mandurah

 

On Saturday, 5 February 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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