About 100 people camping along the Murray River from Echuca to Tocumwal were fined for campfire offences over the Australia Day weekend, with more than 1500 spoken to.IVY WISE February 4, 2014 12:33pm
An unattended campfire along the Murray River near Echuca over the Australia Day weekend. Photo submitted.
Campers in the district are being reminded to abide by campfire regulations after a large number of offences were detected during the Australia Day weekend.
More than 1500 campers along the Murray River from Echuca to Tocumwal were spoken to, with about 100 people fined for campfire offences as part of a joint operation between the Department of Environment and Primary Industries, Parks Victoria and Victoria Police.
DEPI senior forests investigator Greg Chant said unattended campfires were the most concerning infringements, but many campers were also fined for having campfires larger than one square metre in size.
Campfires must also not be lit on days of Total Fire Ban; must be in a properly constructed fireplace or in a trench at least 30cm deep; the area 3m from the outer perimeter of the fire must be clear of all flammable material; and the fire must be completely extinguished before the person leaves.
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