Fire permits available from Monday

RFS urges caution

1 February 2018

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The Rural Fire Service will start issuing fire permits across the Wagga, Junee, Coolamon and Lockhart from Monday, to allow local landholders to manage their land for agricultural purposes.

Operational Officer with the Riverina Zone, Bradley Stewart says, though, the threat of bush and grass fires is still very real, and landholders are required to take all practicable steps to prevent the occurrence of bush fires on or from their land.

Hefty penalties apply for failing to comply with fire permit conditions, or lighting a fire without a permit during the Bush Fire Danger period.

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