Police received report of 'rubbish fire' in backyard
A 43-year old Swan Hill man reportedly didn't get the message about the total fire ban yesterday as police and the CFA were called out to reports of a 'bonfire' at around 10:00am last night.
The man is expected to be charged with lighting a fire during a total fire ban period.
Over the past week, the CFA and police have attended five separate fires in the Swan Hill region.
Senior Constable Tania Peters says that most of the incidents are still under investigation to determine if an offence was committed, but that in this case, it was a rubbish fire.
All emergency services in the area have been coordinating during and even prior to the fire danger period, with meetings already being held between police, Parks Victoria, DELWP and CFA.