Total Fire Ban Saturday 24 February 2024

Published on Friday, 23 February 2024 at 6:11:51 PM

A total fire ban has been declared from 12am Saturday 24 February to 12am Sunday 25 February 2024

Total Fire Bans are declared by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services WA (DFES) under the following circumstances:

• Severe weather conditions are forecast, or when widespread fires mean they don’t have the resources to fight more.
• The lighting of open-air fires or any other activity in the open air that is likely to cause a fire.
• When fire weather conditions are most likely to threaten lives and property or when a fire is already underway and firefighting resources are committed.

Prohibited Activities During a Total Fire Ban

When a Total Fire Ban has been declared, it is illegal to carry out any activity that is likely to cause a fire including but not limited to:

• Driving a vehicle (4WD, motorbike or quad bike) in the bush or a paddock (off-road) where the vehicle will be in contact with vegetation. You can only use a vehicle on a road, track or in an area which has been sufficiently cleared of flammable material.
• Using barbeques or pizza ovens that burn solid fuel.
• Using welders or grinders outside
• Using equipment powered by an internal combustion engine in an area with vegetation.

To see a full list of what you can and can’t do in a Total Fire Ban please follow this link