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Residents reminded fire restrictions remain in place

28 March 2019

Council wishes to remind all landholders and residents in the Wattle Range Council area that the fire danger season in the Lower South East district does not conclude until midnight on Tuesday, 30 April 2019.

“Council has begun to issue permits under the provisions of the Fire & Emergency Services Act to allow rural landholders to burn standing grass and stubble,” Chief Executive Officer, Ben Gower explained.

“Farmers are permitted to burn off stubble and grass paddocks under strict permit conditions and some smoke may be visible from these permitted burn offs. The smoke may make driving hazardous in some areas so caution should be taken when driving through,” Mr Gower added.

Residents are reminded that restrictions remain in place on the lighting of all fires, whether in your backyard in townships, or in rural areas, including fires in drums or rubbish fires, until the end of the fire danger season. Permits for cooking and comfort fires can be obtained by contacting Council on 8733 0900.

Fires may only be lit under strict permit conditions. Landholders are reminded that they must pre-register their properties prior to any permits being issued.

“The key thing to remember is that ALL unattended fires should be reported to 000 as soon as practicable,” emphasised Mr Gower.

For further information in relation to fire prevention matters, please contact Council’s Fire Prevention Staff on 8733 0900. Various fire safety materials/brochures are also available at any of Council Offices and from the SA Country Fire Service at www.cfs.sa.gov.au or on 1300 362 361.

 

 

 

For further information please contact:

Ben Gower, Chief Executive Officer
Email:                       council@wattlerange.sa.gov.au
Telephone:               (08) 8733 0900

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