Patrols expected to increase throughout Loddon Mallee
Illegal campfires are a point of focus for the Conservation Regulator as they step up patrols throughout the Loddon Mallee.
Conservation Regulator officers, with Forest Fire Management Victoria, will patrol popular camping and recreation areas, such as Koorlong, Cobaw, Pyrenees and Gunbower State Forests.
Acting Regulatory Operations Manager Glenn Smith says campfire negligence can have a serious impact.
“All too often we see the consequences of people ignoring campfire safety rules, with approximately ten per cent of all bushfires caused by campfire negligence.”
“If you light a campfire, you are legally responsible for ensuring it is safe, does not escape and is completely extinguished before you leave.”