A man will appear in court after police found a large camp fire on a total fire ban.December 18, 2012 11:49am
A 31-year-old Melbourne man will appear in court charged with lighting a fire on a total fire ban day.
Murchison police Leading Senior Constable Ricky Keast said on Saturday, December 8 he was patrolling Goulburn River camping areas at Murchison when he found three Melbourne men with a large camp fire about 7
‘‘The male claimed to have lit the fire to keep warm during the night,’’ Ldg Sen Const Keast said.
He noted the temperature was about 34°C.
‘‘The penalties for lighting fires illegally during the Fire Danger Period and on Total Fire Ban Days include large fines and possible imprisonment. Ignorance is not an excuse,’’ he said.
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