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Warnings and advice
Summer is only a couple of weeks away and, with a long, hot and dry fire season predicted, it is important that you understand the warnings and advice that may be issued by emergency services during this time. It is up to you to stay informed. Where to Find Warnings and Updates … Continue reading
Prepare for summer
Grassfires are a real danger in Gisborne and surrounding areas. If a grass fire threatens your home, do you know what to do? This short video will help you.
Burning off restrictions lifted during October
With a fire season predicted to be longer and drier, Macedon Ranges Shire Council and the Gisborne CFA are urging everyone to prepare by reducing the fuel load on your property, and clean up around your home. To assist property owners to do this the council have lifted burning off … Continue reading
Not sure if that is smoke from a fire or a planned burn off? Call the Victorian Bushfire Information Line (VBIL): 1800 240 667
Before Burning Off
Burning off grass, stubble, weeds, undergrowth or other vegetation is generally permitted outside the Fire Danger Period.
Macedon Ranges Shire Council has local laws on burn-offs that apply year-round. Please check the councils website for more information, or contact the council directly.
Fires in your home
CFA attends more than 2,000 house fires every year. Learn how to keep your home safe this winter.
A state wide map and list of incidents are available here. It's important to not just have one source of information, and to listen to your local emergency services broadcaster (ABC 774 has the most reliable reception in Gisborne). if you are at all unsure if you can stay or go, GO.
Plan and Prepare
Victoria is one of the most fire-prone areas in the world. Understanding your level of risk is the first step in developing your Grass and Bushfire Survival Plan.