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Fire Notices including fire bans, restrictions and controlled burns being carried out by the Shire are placed on our announcements section and also on our Facebook Page. For controlled burns currently underway managed by DPAW please visit: http://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/management/fire/prescribed-burning/burns
FIRE BURNING Timetable*
|FIRE BREAK REQUIRED
||1 November - 31 March
||1 December - 31 March
||1 October - 30 November
1 April - 31 May
||1 June - 30 September
* these dates are subject to change - please check with the Rangers - 9257 9999
Restricted Burning Times (PERMITS REQUIRED):
Between the 1 October to 30 November, and between the 1 April to 31 May.
You may obtain a Burning Permit by request at the Shire of Kalamunda Administration Office.
Residents can still legally burn off a small heap – 1 cubic meter (1m x 1m x 1m), after 6pm and out by 11pm without a permit to burn so long as:
- the Fire Danger Rating is not Very High or above,
- that a means of extinguishing the fire is available,
- ensure appropriate firebreaks or hazard reduction around burn area,
- all neighbours are notified, and an adult remain in attendance of the fire at all times.
HINTS FOR BURNING
- Don't light a fire on a hot or windy day.
- Don't try to burn more than you can control.
- Inform and notify your neighbours and others as specified in the permit.
- Make sure smoke and sparks will not create a nuisance to your neighbours or road users.
- Cut or rake long grass and fuel from around trees, buildings and fences before burning.
- On a sloping block, burn from the top down.
- Have a hose or spray pack to dampen down fierce fires.
(Note: These Fire Control Officer's are Shire Staff and Volunteers, their availability to issue permits may vary in some instances, including attending emergency incidents within your community. Please assist them by planning early your permit requirements.)
Prohibited Burning Time:
Between the 1st December to 31st March
Fire Breaks are required on your property between the 1st November to 31st March.
FIREBREAKS (requirements based on Bush Fires Act 1954)
Firebreaks are a simple and effective method of protecting your property from fire. Reduce Fire Hazards. Slash Long grass and Remove Fire Hazards on Your Property.
- reduce the spread and intensity of fires
- allow access for fire fighting vehicles
- provide a break from which back burning may be commenced.
PROPERTY PROTECTION ADVICE – ‘DON’T FUEL FIRES’
- Don't have thick vegetation right up to the walls of your home.
- Clear all flammable material from around houses, sheds and fences.
- Store firewood, timber, petrol and kerosene well away from the home.
- Don't have flammable trees such as conifers near buildings.
- Clear all dead leaves out of gutters regularly.
- Remove rubbish regularly.
- Rake up leaves, twigs and dead material regularly.
Reducing fire hazards is the responsibility of each and every one of us. It’s not difficult, but to be effective, everyone has to help.
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