Residents urged to take extreme care when CFA fire restrictions end 1 May
Monday, 29 April, 2019 - 10:30
CFA fire restrictions for the Mansfield Shire Council area will end at 1am on the 1st May 2019.
Council and the CFA urge landholders considering burning on their land to take extreme care. A lack of significant rain across the district has left us with unseasonable conditions and an extremely dry landscape.
Last year the end of the Fire Danger Period saw a spike in calls with CFA brigades responding to numerous burn offs out of control. Residents and landholders are urged to consider waiting until after rain to conduct burning.
The significant lack of rain in many areas has led to very low moisture levels in the soil and all types of forest and grass vegetation. Any fires lit are likely to burn with a greater intensity than expected for this time of year and will be harder to put out.
Fires will be much more likely to spread along dry ground with little vegetation than usual.