RED Hill CFA has urged people wanting to burn off on their properties to be mindful of local vineyards with before burning off.
Despite fire restrictions being lifted on 29 March, the brigade’s Sam Hill has asked land owners to consider holding off their clean up until Easter.
“We understand everyone will be keen to keep cleaning up and getting rid of burn piles,” he said on social media.
“If we could please ask that we be mindful that all our local vineyards are still picking fruit up until Easter approximately and they, like the rest of us, have had a tough couple of years.
“If we can avoid smoke damage to their crops by delaying your non-urgent burn offs by a couple of weeks it would be greatly appreciated.”
Burn-offs must be registered at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 1800 668 511.