Warning- Fire Season Ahead

CFA has briefed fire fighters on the upcoming fire season with a warning that home owners in the Macedon Ranges should start their preparation now.

CFA District 2 Operations Manager Mark Gilmore presented a pre-season briefing at the Gisborne Incident Control Centre last week, saying this shire will always present a variety of fire risks.

CFA is urging locals to start the annual cleanup of fuels around their homes, saying “if you own a property, you own the risk.” Making the community safer requires the cooperation of everyone that lives in our community.

Volunteer fire fighters are already training for the season ahead, giving a considerable amount of their own time to help making the community safer.

Further advice on preparing for the comiong fire season is available from the Bushfire Information Line on 1800 240 667 or visit cfa.vic.gov.au