Controlled burns will be conducted in Abermain this Saturday by the NSW RFS and NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service in preparation for the upcoming Bush Fire Danger Period.
Maitland is set to reach temperatures of 29 on Saturday and 30 on Sunday with possible gusty winds, and NSW RFS Inspector Dave Millsteed said increased resources have been allocated to this burn to complete it safely.
"Each year there is only a small window of opportunity where weather conditions are conducive to completing controlled burns," Inspector Millsteed said.
Members of the community conducting hazard reduction are urged to closely monitor their burns and ensure they have the correct equipment.
"This includes ensuring that you have made all the required appropriate notifications to the RFS and your immediate neighbors, have good containment lines and firefighting equipment with plenty of water available," Inspector Millsteed said.
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"If you have any doubt about your ability to control your fire in these weather conditions, the best thing to do is not light it."
Burn notifications can be submitted online via www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/notify.
September is the time to ensure your Bushfire Survival Plan is reviewed and updated, and that your property is prepared for the upcoming summer and any threat from bushfire.
More information on Bushfire Survival Plans and hazard reduction burns are available from the RFS website www.rfs.nsw.gov.au.
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