Burning off in advance of the bushfire season

Posted by barbara on September 28, 2011

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Burning off adjacent to the Hume Highway in late September

As summer approaches, the Northern Territory and Queensland are battling unprecedented bushfire outbreaks in terms of numbers and ferocity. 

As the bushfire season travels south, to northern, central and southern NSW, will the fire threat also ramp up, in response to the high fuel levels encouraged by high rainfall and flooding events?

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As daylight saving and summer approaches, burning off on rural properties, pictured here west of Tenterfield NSW, in early August 2011, is part of the landscape

Anyone wanting to light a fire on their property, be it in non-fire danger of fire danger periods, can do so as long as they apply for and receive a permit from their fire local warden. Conditions apply, including the requirement that the fire is attended throughout its duration.

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