Unrestricted Burning Period

published on Thursday, 15 April 2021 at 6:00:06 PM

UN-RESTRICTED BURNING PERIOD

The Shire of Northam advises that the un-restricted burning period will commence on Monday 19th April 2021.
The Shire would like to remind residents that despite the greenness of the vegetation in some areas, there is still a risk of your fire escaping and becoming a danger to our community.


Before you conduct your planned burn, please observe the following precautions

  • Confirm it has been two days but no more than 10 days since it last rained (5mm or greater). You can check at bom.gov.au/climate/data.
  • Check for mild weather conditions for the next several days at bom.gov.au/places/wa.
  •  Do not burn if strong winds and dry conditions are forecast.
  • Ensure all equipment is available and in good working order. Include a metal rake, shovel, hose or another source of water.
  • Confirm that the people helping you with the burn are still available.
  • Notify all neighbours no less than four days prior to burning. This includes neighbours separated by a road, lane or waterway.

For more information on how you can conduct your burn safely, please visit the Department of Fire & Emergency Services, Planned Burning information website
https://www.dfes.wa.gov.au/plannedburning/


Please download the Burn Smart guide for more tips on how you can burn safely and continue to prepare your property over the winter burning season
https://dfes.wa.gov.au/Documents/bcoe/BurnSmart_Guide_2021.pdf

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