Total Fire Ban for central and southern parts of Western Australia for Wednesday
A Total Fire Ban has been declared for Wednesday 4 February 2015 for all local governments in the Perth Metropolitan, Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands, South West, Lower South West and Great Southern Regions.
This includes all of Western Australia, except for the Pilbara and Kimberley. The ban has been declared due to current thunderstorm activity, resourcing requirements and the two large fires in the State's South West.
On Wednesday 3 February 2015 any activity that could start a fire is banned.
You must not light or use any fires in the open air
All open fires for the purpose of cooking or camping are not allowed
Hot work such as metal work, grinding, welding, soldering, gas cutting or similar is not allowed unless you have an exemption
You must not undertake any other activities that may start a fire.
If a Harvest and Vehicle Movement Ban has not been implemented by your local government you are able to harvest or move vehicles across paddocks for agricultural purposes.
You could be fined up to $25,000 or jailed for 12 months or both if you ignore the Total Fire Ban.
For information on activities that can or cannot be carried out during a Total Fire Ban visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au/totalfirebans/Pages/TotalFireBanWhatCantIDo.aspx
If the information you want is not available from the website, telephone the Total Fire Ban Information Line 1800 709 355.
This information is also available by visiting www.dfes.wa.gov.au