Sunday’s grass fire on Spring Creek Road, Young prompted a reminder for locals to obtain a permit before burning off during the fire danger period.
Three RFS crews attended the fire 100m west of Noonans Road where they found a resident conducting a burn-off, without a permit.
While the fire didn’t cause any damage, Harden RFS district manager, Superintendent Andrew Dillon, said the resident will be issued with a warning letter.
“It’s a timely reminder the bush fire danger period is now in force and any burning requires a permit,” Mr Dillon said.
“Any burning-off for fuel reduction purposes requires a permit.”
Permits are available from your local brigade which can be contacted via 6386 3170.
“If anybody needs to find out the brigade they need to obtain a permit from, they can ring the fire control centre on this number and we can put them in touch with their permit issuing officer,” Mr Dillon said.
Repeat offenders can face fines of up to $1500.
“And it goes up from there,” he said.
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