Suspension of fire permits lifted in Muswellbrook

16/06/2019 Posted by admin

THE NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) has lifted the suspension of fire permits in the Muswellbrook Local Government Area (LGA) due to recent rain.
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Permits may be obtained from the local RFS Permit Issuing Officer – and are free.

To find the location of your local Permit Issuing Officer, contact the Hunter Valley Fire Control Centre on 6574 5186.

NSW RFS Superintendent Paul Jones said the decision to lift the suspension on issuing fire permits had been made because of recent substantial rains throughout the Hunter Valley.

“Landholders can now get in and burn those piles of fallen timber that has been building up from recent very windy weather,” Supt Jones said.

“Now that fire permits have been reinstated, we encourage residents to undertake other activities to protect their property from fire, such as creating an Asset Protection Zone, clearing leaves from their gutters and removing flammable materials from around their homes.”

Serious penalties, including fines and/or imprisonment, apply for starting a fire without a permit during the Bush Fire Danger Period.

For further information on how you can protect your property, or to download a Bush Fire Survival Plan, visit the NSW RFS website at www.rfs.nsw.gov.au or call the Hunter Valley Fire Control Centre on 6574 5186 or check the Hunter Valley Facebook page.

For current incidents or major fire updates visit www.rfs.nsw.gov.au

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