NSW RFS advises the Bushfire Danger Period ends for 2019/20 season

From April, 1 fire permits in the Dubbo and Narromine Local Government Areas will no longer be required. Photo: File
From April, 1 fire permits in the Dubbo and Narromine Local Government Areas will no longer be required. Photo: File

The statutory Bush Fire Danger Period for the 2019/2020 season has ended, and from April, 1 fire permits in the Dubbo and Narromine Local Government Areas will no longer be required.

Despite a fire permit no longer required, Orana NSW RFS Acting Manager officer Bronwyn Waters said everyone must still stay within the law when it comes to using fire for hazard reduction activities.

"Residents must still notify their neighbours and the local fire authority 24 hours before burning, this is 365 days a year," officer Waters said.

"Despite these milder conditions, there is always the potential for fires to threaten life, property and the environment, if not managed correctly."

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Officer Waters said residents in Dubbo, Wellington and Narromine and surrounding areas should take advantage of easing conditions to continue preparing and maintaining their properties for the threat of bush fire.

"Your local fire station or Fire Control Centre can provide advice on how to safely undertake hazard reduction work, and how best to prepare yourself, your property and your family for the next bush fire season," officer Waters said.

"The greatest risk for our community is complacency, so I urge all residents to take the threat of bush fire seriously and prepare their families and home now."

For more information contact the Orana Team on 02 6881 3900 or visit www.rfs.nsw.gov.au