Wellington Fire Danger Period to end April 22

Wellington's Fire Danger Period will end this month. Photo: Contributed

THE Country Fire Authority announced on Wednesday that the Fire Danger Period for Wellington Shire will end at 1am on Monday, April 22, 2024.

The Fire Danger Period in Wellington began on October, 9 2023.

CFA declares the Fire Danger Period for each municipality at different times in the lead up to the fire season. It depends on the amount of rain, grassland curing rate and other local conditions.

The Fire Danger Period may be declared as early as October in some municipalities, and typically remains in place until the fire danger lessens, which could be as late as May.

The Fire Danger Period is not the same thing as a Total Fire Ban.

Neighbouring municipality (shire or council) East Gippsland’s period will end this Monday (April 15), while Latrobe’s is currently scheduled to end on May 1.