Take care to control any burning yearnings

MILD weather conditions mean an early end to the bushfire danger period on the Mid North Coast.

From Saturday, fire permits will no longer be required in the Coffs Harbour City and Bellingen Shire areas.

“Although fire permits are no longer required, property owners must still adhere to the law regarding the use of fire,” RFS team manager Paul Norton said.

“This requires people to notify neighbouring landowners and land management authorities 24 hours prior to burning, as well as taking appropriate action to ensure containment and control of fire so it doesn't escape and cause damage.”

If you want to burn off, you should:

• give fire authorities and neighbours 24 hours' notice;

• check weather conditions and total fire bans;

• delay the burn if 'concerning winds' are forecast;

• create proper fire breaks;

• have adequate water resources;

• supervise the fire at all times; and

• call 000 immediately if a fire escapes.

For more information contact the RFS in Coffs Harbour on 6651 6133, or visit www.rfs.nsw.

gov.au. The bushfire danger period on the Lower North Coast, incorporating Nambucca Heads, will remain in place until the end of this month.



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