Brushwood burning over long weekend

2017-04-12 06:02

THE Umvoti Fire Protection Association has issued a notice to the community that no burning of any nature will be permitted over the following long weekends and public holidays: 

12-17 April: Burning can commence on Tuesday 18 April 

26 April to 2 May: (final day to burn Tuesday 25 April.  Burning can commence on Wednesday 2 May).

The UFPA committee would like to encourage all farmers to complete their brushwood burning by 30 April. Those who are unable to meet this deadline need to apply in writing for a burning permit from the fire protection officer (Charles Haden) to burn in May ( This permit will be valid for a week, should it expire one will have to reapply.

Please remember to always report any burning activity to Golf 911 either via the various radio channels or on 033 417 2911.

The tentative cut-off date for all brushwood burning is the 19 May.

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