Continuing mild weather conditions have caused NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) officers to declare a late start to the Bushfire Danger Period. The Bushfire Danger Period traditionally starts on October 1, however the delay means that fire permits will not be required for the Local Government Areas of Hilltops and Cootamundra-Gundagai until November 1.
“Milder and wetter conditions have resulted in reduced early threat of fire activity,’’ South West Slopes Zone Manager, Superintendent Andrew Dillon said.
“Prolonged wet conditions have given RFS members additional time to assist in preparing for the start of the Bush Fire Danger Period.”
“If you do wish to burn prior to the commencement of the Bush Fire Danger Period, you must still follow all the normal procedures, notifying authorities and neighbours, checking if you require a Hazard Reduction Certificate and having an adequate water supply”.
For more information contact South West Slopes Zone Fire Control Centre on 6386 3170 or visit www.rfs.nsw.gov.au
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