Thanks to high rainfall over the summer, the fire risk in autumn have been reduced, allowing some fire danger periods to end in late March rather than May 1.
According to the latest Australian Seasonal Outlook, the above-average rainfall over the summer period had reduced fire risk for autumn.
The fire danger period will conclude on March 29 for several areas in CFA District 17.
This included the north part of Horsham Rural City Council, the north part of West Wimmera Shire Council, Hindmarsh Shire, and Yarriambiack Shire.
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The rainy summer conditions led to reduced fire activity in both grasslands and forests this season.
Much of Victoria will continue to experience milder conditions and lower bushfire potential over the coming months.
CFA District 17 Assistant Chief Fire Officer Steve Pitcher wanted to remind people that while the fire danger period is coming to an end in some areas, it is still essential to remain vigilant.
"We're urging everyone to stay safe, whether you're living in or travelling to high bushfire risk areas," he said.
"Please monitor the conditions on hot, dry and windy days, as we may still see some days of elevated fire risk."
While the fire danger period will come to an end, it is still important residents check local conditions are safe for any burn-off they were considering undertaking.
"You must register your burn-offs, check weather conditions and follow local council laws and regulations," Mr Pitcher said.
"Registering your burn-off ensures that if somebody reports smoke, the incident will be cross-checked with the burn-off register, which will then prevent CFA crews wasting resources and showing up at your door.
"When conducting burn-offs, remain alert and always have resources on hand to extinguish the fire."
Landowners can now register their burn-off online at firepermits.vic.gov.au.
Alternatively, you can register with the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority (ESTA) by calling 1800 668 511 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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