Fire permits are now required for all open burning during this bush fire danger period for the Moree Plains area.
Fire permits help ensure that fire is used safely.
As a permit sets out the rules around how a fire is lit and maintained, and lets firefighters know when you are conducting burning activities on your property.
Fire permits are required for open burning during the ‘bush fire danger period’, which runs in most areas from October 1 to March 31, 2017.
A fire permit is a fire safety approval authorised under the Rural Fires Act 1997.
When fire permits are required:
• If you intend to carry out any burning off during a bush fire danger period.
• If you intend to light a fire that is likely to be dangerous to any building at any time of the year.
Your local fire authority can assist you with any inquiries regarding fire permits.
If in doubt about whether you require a fire permit, or to apply for one please contact the local RFS Fire control centre on 6752 2452 or Fire and Rescue NSW station on 6752 7620.
The dry, hot weather mixed with winds can cause controlled fires to spread quickly without the chance to regain control.
Permits allow Moree’s firefighters to be on hand and ready if anything were to happen to your fire.
For the latest information on current bush fire warning and bush fire safety resources visit: www.rfs.nsw.gov.au and or http://www.fire.nsw.gov.au/
Please plan ahead and be safe this bush fire danger period.
Bush fire penalties are severe, please report all suspicious or deliberately-lit bush fires to police and in all fire and life-threatening emergencies phone 000.