Coast fire danger alert

HOT and windy weather on the Coffs Coast is putting our Rural Fire Service (RFS) crews on high alert.

Inspector Ron Collingridge from the RFS said bushland was drying out despite occasional showers.

“We've had northerly winds and temperatures have consistently been in the high 20s and low 30s during the past week,” Mr Collingridge said.

“We've been getting gusty winds and it's dried out enough that the bush will burn.

“We're reminding landowners that if they want to light a fire, they first have to get a permit from the RFS and give their neighbours warning.

“If you do light up, know what the weather conditions will be, and never leave a fire unattended.”

Mr Collingridge said a high fire danger had been in force for the region yesterday, and temperatures were expected to be in the high 20s and low 30s for the next couple of days.

Worsening fire conditions were forecast for next week, he said.

For more information, contact the RFS in Coffs Harbour on 6651 6133.

  • Mr Collingridge said local fire crews had so far not been called on to battle blazes burning elsewhere in the State.

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