Thursday, 14 June 2018

Dry Periods Spark RFS Warning: Muswellbrook, Singleton

BY NAKITA JAGER

Residents in the Muswellbrook and Singleton area are being urged to remain cautious of the increased threat of fire in the region.

Following prolonged periods of dry conditions, the Rural Fire Service is insisting residents be aware of the dangers when participating in burning activities.

Operational Officer, Leanne Bell said landowners must be aware of the dangers when lighting a fire.

"Residents should be looking forward to the weather forecast and the conditions for the day they want to burn," she said.

Ms Bell insists residents acknowledge the weather conditions in order to stay safe over the dry period.

"They need to check if the wind is going to increase.. and supervise the fire at all times," she said.

Communities are urged to be familiar with emergency contacts and the dangers of lighting a fire without supervision.

"You need to be aware, the landowner and residents, and their responsibility to control the fire."



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