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What is a Total Fire Ban?

A Total Fire Ban (TFB) is declared on days of extreme weather or when widespread fires are seriously stretching firefighting resources.

The need for the ban is assessed throughout the day and the ban may be revoked if weather conditions ease.

A Total Fire Ban is declared the evening before it is to take effect. You should check the Emergency WA website after 6pm to see if a ban has been declared for the next day.

When a TFB is declared it prohibits the lighting of any fires in the open air and any other activities that may start a fire.

The ban includes all open air fires for the purpose of cooking or camping. It also includes incinerators, welding, grinding, soldering or gas cutting.

Exemptions may be allowed for some industries and activities with conditions applied.

There have been some changes to the regulations that affect farmers so make sure you know what a TFB means for you.

Click here to find out what you can't do when a TFB has been declared.