The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) will be extending the Bush Fire Danger Period (BFDP) in the Bathurst, Lithgow and Oberon local government areas. The BFDP while commence on the 1st September 2018 in these areas.
With the commencement of the BFDP, all landowner and residents will require a Fire Permit, as well as continuing to notify their immediate neighbours and the RFS a minimum of 24 hours prior to commencing any burning activities.
NSW RFS Superintendent Greg Sim said, “The early commencement of the BFDP is as a result of the dryer then normal conditions being experienced through the region.
Superintendent Sim said, “The decision was made in consolation with Senior Volunteers and the Bush Fire Management Committee (BFMC). This decision was made with consideration of risk to the Bathurst, Lithgow and Oberon communities from bush fires”.
“Now is the time all residents should complete a Bush Fire Survival Plan. Plans are available from their local Fire Control Centre and report all unattended fires to Triple Zero (000) immediately” said Superintendent Sim.
Fire Permits are available by phoning 1300 258 737 or by attending your local Fire Control Centre.