Burn-off window narrows as fire season looms for Wellington residents
CFA Operations Manager District 10 Allan Rankin has highlighted the need to prepare your properties in the Wellington Shire area as the state faces an earlier, longer, and in some parts more severe fire season normal.
The fire danger period is fast approaching across Victoria and has been declared in neighboring community East Gippsland already, so any burn-offs need to be conducted soon and before the window to do so closes.
“Across the state, we are witnessing low levels of rainfall and a build-up of fuel loads on the ground. These are conditions that could lead to a bad fire season,” he said.
“The best way to defend your homes is to prepare before the fire danger period begins. This includes cleaning up your gardens, your gutters and removing flammable waste from your yards.
“Many property owners dispose of this waste with a burn-off, but please consider alternative methods such as mulching, chipping or taking green waste to a transfer station. Council will again offer no fee green waste sessions during November for more information go to www.wellington.vic.gov.au”.