Official start to fire season marked by total fire ban and fires in Lower Hunter

Michael Hartshorn
Updated October 2 2023 - 4:34pm, first published 4:00pm
The 2022-23 fire danger season officially started on Saturday, October 1. Picture supplied.
The 2022-23 fire danger season officially started on Saturday, October 1. Picture supplied.

The fire season officially started in Maitland and the lower Hunter on October 1, with fires at Kitchener and Glen Martin near Dungog.

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Michael Hartshorn

Michael Hartshorn

Senior reporter

Since starting in 1985 at the then Melbourne Herald, journalism has taken me around Australia from Victoria, to the Northern Territory, Cairns in Queensland and now Port Stephens. After all those years there is still something special about informing and connecting with readers.

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