CFA recommends permits to burn for agricultural purposes
Country Fire Authority District 22 Operations Manager Tony Owen has recommended to Strathbogie Shire Council that conditions are now suitable for the consideration of applications for permits to burn under Schedule 13 of the CFA Act.
This recommendation also applies to the Moira and Greater Shepparton areas.
Schedule 13 Permits for the burning of grass, stubble or vegetation may be issued for agricultural purposes from this week.
Burning off grass, stubble, weeds, undergrowth or other vegetation during the Fire Danger Period is permitted only if the land holder has a written permit issued by the Municipal Fire Prevention Officer, a Fire Prevention Officer of a public authority or by the CFA District 22 office.
A permit is only valid if all conditions are followed, including light up times, notifications, weather conditions and required means of extinguishment.
Before burning off:
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