Fire Danger Period declared
Published on 23 December 2021
Hume City's Fire Danger Period commenced on Monday 20 December.
The Fire Danger Period is when fire services restrict the use of fire in the community. This is to prevent fires from starting and keep the community safe. During the Fire Danger Period, you cannot light a fire in the open air unless you have a permit or comply with certain requirements.
This is different to a Total Fire Ban day, which can be declared at any time throughout the year. Fire Danger Period restrictions will remain in place until the seasonal fire danger lessens, which could be as late as May.
Check the CFA guide to what you can and can't do during the Fire Danger Period for more information on restrictions.
Are you fire ready?
Everyone has a role to play in preparing for the fire season. If you live close to or among grass and paddocks, such as small acreage blocks or larger rural properties, you need to prepare yourself and your property by:
- Trimming grass and weeds so they are less than 10cm in height, including around fence lines.
- Removing any dead leaves and old tree branches.
- Removing any flammable materials, old tyres and rubbish.
- Having a bushfire plan and fire ready kit.
- Getting to know your neighbours so you can assist or ask for assistance if need be.
- Checking your insurance to ensure fences, outbuildings and their contents are covered by your insurance policy.
To find out more about what to do on high-risk days and in the event of a grassfire, visit Living in Hume During the Fire Danger Period.
For more information, check out these videos from Fire Rescue Victoria: