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CFA answers fire questions

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March 09, 2017

Murray Valley locals were able to have their fire season questions answered during a fire-ready session run by the CFA.

About 20 residents attended the session at the Bearii Public Hall on Sunday, February 19.

CFA community safety co-ordinator Mark Large said that while numbers were low, it was positive to see people interested in their safety.

‘‘Most of the people that attended came loaded with some really good questions for us,’’ Mr Large said.

‘‘The type of information we had for them included things like using the fire rating system and when it turns into a code red, people should leave that night or first thing the next morning.

‘‘But if people do choose to stay and protect their house there are some tips that we had to help.

‘‘One of those tips was to bring your garden hose inside and hook it up to the washing machine taps.

‘‘You can still fight the fire through the window or door, but if the fire does get close, your hose won’t melt if it is inside with you rather than being on the lawn.’’

Mr Large said that to increase the numbers that attend the session next time, it would be moved to December.

●For more fire safety information visit: www.cfa.gov.au.

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