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Bush fire season threatens

Trainees and instructors at the Rural Fire Service training weekend – back row l-r: Stephen Forrester, Bianca Cochrane, Trish & Glenn Wilson, Isaac Amos, Jonathan Amos, Matt Hunter, Rod Vincent and Tom Jones. Front l-r: Willie Pokarier, Burra McHughes, Rob Stephens, Michelle Johnston, Michael Amos, Austin Stephens, Matt Whitbread and Shane Jones. Trainees are from Bourke, Brewarrina, Enngonia, Cobar and Goodooga. Photo: TWH

The NSW Rural Fire Service is reminding local residents of the danger that bush fires pose during a hot, dry bush fire season.

Residents of Bourke, Brewarrina, Cobar, and Central Darling Shires plus residents in the Unincorporated Area are reminded that fire permits are needed during the Bush Fire Danger period.

Local Rural Fire Inspector Craig Warwick said hotter and drier conditions means fires can start and spread quickly.

“So in the bush fire season from 1 October until 31 March next year, anyone wishing to light a fire in the open will need a permit.

Read more in the printed edition of the Western Herald.

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