The Country Fire Authority has urged Cobram and district residents to exercise extreme caution in the dry conditions.JESSICA GRIMBLE December 27, 2012 4:00am
The Country Fire Authority has urged Cobram and district residents to exercise extreme caution in the dry conditions.
District 22 operations officer Rob van Dorsser said there had already been a number of fires caused by headers, angle grinders or uncontrolled burns this season.
He said it was important people were careful in monitoring fire or risk of a fire — regardless of the weather.
‘‘Just because it’s not a hot day doesn’t mean there won’t be any fires. Cold conditions are just as bad when it’s windy,’’ he said.
‘‘People tend to relax when it’s cooler, but (the cooler weather) doesn’t decrease the danger at all.’’
Mr van Dorsser said there was a very high risk of fires starting in the dry grass across the region.
He urged people who were camping to ensure any campfires were cool to touch before leaving the fires unattended.
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