Fire Danger Period Begins

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The fire danger period began on Monday the 14th of December so Sunbury residents are being warned that burn-offs and open fires are now prohibited.

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Here are some things you can do to prepare for this season.

  1. Have a plan (or two). Decide in advance whether you’ll stay or leave. Make a backup plan in case the first one fails. Make sure the whole family knows what the plans are.
  2. Prepare your home. If you decide to stay, make sure you are prepared to protect your home, your family and yourself.
  3. Pack a bag. If you decide you’ll leave, pack a bag of essentials, including important documents, by the door.
  4. Protect your house. Clean your gutters, mow your lawn and trim your bushes. Make sure there are no flammable items around your yard.
  5. Don’t drive across dry grass. The heat from your exhaust can spark a fire.
  6. Check out the CFA website for more information.

Bushfires came a little close to home during the last fire danger period but together we can keep Sunbury safe!