Bush Fire Danger Period starts early across region

03rd Aug 2021

Six Local Government Areas (LGAs) in the New England and Northern Tablelands areas will commence the Bush Fire Danger Period (BFDP) early, due to prevailing local conditions.
NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Superintendent Chris Wallbridge said the six LGAs that will enter the BFDP from 1 August 2021 are Armidale Regional, Walcha, Uralla, Glen Innes Severn, lnverell and Tenterfield.
“During the Bush Fire Danger Period, landowners and managers are required to obtain a Fire Permit from their local Fire Control Centre before lighting any fires, including hazard reduction burns,” Supt Wallbridge said.
“I strongly urge people to exercise extreme caution when carrying out these activities as we have all seen the devastation that bush fires can inflict on a community.
“Never leave a fire unattended and if a fire does escape, it is essential to call Triple Zero (000) immediately so that emergency services can respond and minimise the damage.”
Fire Permit holders are required to let fire authorities and their neighbours know at least 24 hours before lighting up. You can notify your intention to burn by visiting 
www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/notify or for Northern Tablelands residents phoning 1300 141 119.
Information about hazard reduction burning, required notifications and obtaining fire permits is available on the NSW RFS website at