Fined for illegal campfire

A Mildura man's been fined in relation to an illegal campfire on a Total Fire Ban day.

The 61-year-old pleaded guilty to one charge of allowing a campfire to remain alight on the TFB in late March but claimed he didn't realise there was a total ban.

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning says it's everyone’s responsibility to check if a ban's been declared.

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