Prohibited Burning Period Starts One Week Early

The Prohibited Burning Period for the Shire of Augusta Margaret River will come into effect one week ahead of schedule, starting from 12.01am on Friday 16 December 2022 and will continue until 11.59pm on Tuesday 14 March 2023. 

No fires can be lit in open air during this period. This means that fuel reduction burns, garden refuse burns, campfires, and firepits are prohibited. Community members are reminded that wood and solid fuel BBQs and pizza ovens can only be used on days where the Fire Danger Rating is below ‘High’. 

The decision to start the seasonal prohibitions early was made in light of the recent change in weather conditions from a spring weather pattern to more of a summer weather pattern. Officers have also observed the pasture grasses drying off and with little rainfall recently, there is a distinct drying of ground fuels.

Checking the new Australian Fire Danger Rating System daily is a great way to stay alert this bushfire season, while landowners are asked to please be fire prepared and ensure properties are compliant to the Firebreak Notice and Bushfire Information 2022-23

More information on fire preparedness and fire requirements during the Prohibited Burning Period can be accessed online via the Firebreak Notice and Bushfire Information 2022-23.

To report a fire call 000. For the latest emergency warnings and incidents, please visit emergency.wa.gov.au
 
15 Dec 2022 Topic Type
Public Notice
Place
Augusta, Cowaramup, Gracetown, Karridale and Kurdardup, Margaret River, Prevelly and Gnarabup, Scott River, Witchcliffe
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