Increased risk likely to see restrictions a month earlier than last season: CFA
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CFA District 23 operations manager Stewart Kreltszheim.

WITH an expected early start to fire season, CFA District 23 operations manager Stewart Kreltszheim is urging the public to be vigilant and prepared for the onslaught of warmer weather.

Speaking on the eve of this week’s Fire Action Week, Wangaratta-based Mr Kreltszheim said he expected District 23 to be under fire restrictions before the end of October, a full month earlier than in 2017.

The earlier fire season comes in the wake of a dry winter with low rainfall, with spring fuel loads that are always plentiful.

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