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Fire danger period to end on Tuesday

SOUTHERN Grampians and Moyne Shire residents will be able to light fires and burn off again from next week, with the fire danger period set to end.

The CFA has declared the fire danger period for parts of District 5 will end at 1am on Tuesday, April 6.

CFA acting assistant chief fire officer, David Ferguson said the above average summer rain and the start of autumn combined to reduce the fire danger across the district.

“Locally across CFA District 5 we still have a lot of dry grass. However the recent rainfall has seen a lot of new green growth come through, especially in the south,” he said.

“This had moderated the fuel conditions in the grasslands and helped reduce fire risk in the forests.

“Coupled with the waning weather conditions, volunteer leaders across the district are comfortable with lifting restrictions.

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