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Bush fire season starts early

4 September 2018

Bush fire season was brought forward to the start of September, with dryer and hotter conditions contributing to the extended season.

Until the end of the Bush Fire Danger Period, people wishing to light a fire in the open will require a permit, which are free and can be obtained from the Liverpool Range Zone Control Centre or NSW Fire and Rescue Gunnedah.

NSW Rural Fire Service announced the early commencement of Bush Fire Danger Period from 1 September for the Liverpool Range and urges residents to pay attention to the danger ratings in case of a Total Fire Ban.

Gunnedah Shire Council’s Acting Director Infrastructure Services Daniel Noble urges residents to be prepared and make sure to obtain a fire permit.

“We know the risk of fires is higher in dry times, so it becomes even more important for everyone to be vigilant and careful,” Mr Noble said.

“If you have any doubt, contact the Liverpool Range Zone Control Centre and put a Bush Fire Survival Plan in place.”

Information about Total Fire Ban declarations is published at 

For more information call the Liverpool Range Zone Control Centre on (02) 6746 5800 or the Bushfire Information Line on 1800 NSW RFS (1800 679 737).

Photo caption: Bush Fire Danger Period began 1 September 2018.


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