Forest Fire Management Victoria have called for locals to follow the rules of campfire safety - after officials issued a number of infringement notices in our region.
Three notices totaling $1452 were issued for two unattended campfires near Mildura.
An escaped campfire has been discovered as the cause of a small blaze at Merbein Common in recent weeks, offiicals issuing $484 infringement notices to two Queensland couples.
A South Australian man has also been fined for failing to comply with regulations, leaving his campfire unattended at Watts bend near Red Cliffs.
Campers are being reminded to use a purpose built fireplace where provided, or light campfires in a pit at least 30 cm deep.
Branches and logs must be less than 1 metre long when used for camp fires, locals reminded to never leave a campfire alight or unattended.
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