Bushfire danger period ends early because of all this rain

The bushfire danger period ends early this year because of the amount of rain the region has had.

NSW Rural Fire Service declared the early end to the statutory Bush Fire Danger Period in the Northern Rivers and Far North Coast regions.

From Friday, March 1, fire permits will no longer be required in Kyogle, Richmond Valley, Ballina, Lismore, Byron and Tweed LGAs.

The danger period was supposed to end on March 31.

RFS Superintendent David Cook said even though a fire permit is no longer required, residents must still notify their neighbours and the Rural Fire Service at least 24 hours before burning.

This notification can be done online here.

“Despite these milder conditions, there is always the potential for fires to threaten life, property and the environment if they are not managed correctly, and we ask that people take care and ensure they have planned their activity,” Superintendent Cook said.

For more information, residents of Kyogle, Lismore and Richmond Valley can contact the Northern Rivers Fire Control Centre at 6663 0000.

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