Concerns have been raised around the community's safety as the fire danger period for the District 16 region comes to an end.
District 16's fire danger period will come to an end on April 30, meaning fire restrictions will be loosened.
Despite the reduced restrictions, CFA District 16 operations manager Bernie Fradd said people still need to be cautious when lighting fires.
"The message we are sending is that everything is still really dry. We are concerned that just because people can now light some fires doesn't necessarily mean they should," he said.
Mr Fradd said there was the potential to extend to period for the region which covers the Ararat, Northern Grampians and Pyrenees councils but it was a balancing act.
"Ultimately it is our decision in consultation with group officers whether we extend the period or not," he said.
"The tough thing with our district is how diverse it is. We have a lot of farming communities where farmers need to start burning to prepare for next year.
"If we extended the period this could have had a detrimental impact on them who need to do their jobs.
"It is hard to get a date that suits everybody."
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Region 15 recently extended its restriction period to mid-May.
Mr Fradd said despite restrictions being lifted, people should not be burning unless "absolutely necessary".
"Please wait until we get a bit of rain and the dry conditions we have ease up a bit," he said.
"Think about if you really need to burn that rubbish or whatever it is and if it can wait a little longer.
"Our firefighters that attend events are volunteers, so when they are called out they are being taken away from their families, their work and their own leisure."
Mr Fradd said there are still repercussions for people who do not follow proper fire safety protocols.
"People need to realise police can prosecute people who do not do things correctly," he said.
"If lighting a fire, make sure it is fully extinguished and remain with it until it is.
"We will certainly be notifying police of fires we have to attend. The potential for a fire to burn into people's property is very real, it is important for people to think of their neighbours and communities."
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