“NOW is not the time for MIA residents to be complacent about the risk of bush fires”.
With temperatures expected to return to summer-like highs this weekend, residents need to be aware of one fact.
The NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) has reminded residents in the Leeton, Carrathool, Griffith, Hay, Murrumbidgee and Narrandera areas that fire permits are still required until the end of March.
MIA district manager Kevin Adams said the bush fire danger period for the region ended on March 31.
“This means anyone wishing to light a fire in the MIA district will still require a permit until the end of March,” he said.
“Fire permit conditions are that fires may be lit only after noon.”
Residents must also notify neighbouring land owners and their fire authority prior to burning.
“Although summer is over we are still in the bushfire danger period, precaution needs to be taken when carrying out agricultural burns,” Superintendant Adams said.
“Since weather conditions remain conducive for bush fires, we urge all residents to have a completed bush fire survival plan available.”
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