What is a Fire Danger Period?
The Fire Danger Period is when Country Fire Authority (CFA) restricts the use of fire in the community. This is to help prevent fires from starting.
CFA declares the Fire Danger Period for each municipality (shire or council) at different times in the lead up to the fire season. It depends on the amount of rain, grassland curing rate and other local conditions.
The Fire Danger Period may be declared as early as October in some municipalities, and typically remains in place until the fire danger lessens, which could be as late as May.
The Fire Danger Period is NOT the same thing as a Total Fire Ban.
When are Hindmarsh's Fire Danger Periods?
To find out the start and end date of all Fire Danger Periods, you will need to visit CFA's website at www.cfa.vic.gov.au/warnings-restrictions/fire-danger-period-restrictions.
CFA will keep the community up to date with Fire Danger Periods and other important updates via their Facebook page. You can find them at www.facebook.com/cfavic.