Hunter Rural Fire Service warns of possibly the worst bushfire season on record

By Donna Sharpe
July 27 2018 - 6:00am
BIG DRY: RFS officers Guy Baddock and Bob Shorten inspecting paddocks at Hillsborough just outside Maitland. PICTURE: Max Mason Hubers.
BIG DRY: RFS officers Guy Baddock and Bob Shorten inspecting paddocks at Hillsborough just outside Maitland. PICTURE: Max Mason Hubers.

Maitland and Cessnock residents should brace themselves for an unseasonally early and possible record breaking fire season with fuel on the ground, empty dams and little rain forecast until the new year.

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