Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Firies Prepared for Sizzling Saturday

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Firies Prepared for Sizzling Saturday

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Byline: Claudia Jambor

A VERY high fire danger warning is likely to be in place on the Northern Rivers this weekend a spokesman from the Rural Fire Service said.

With temperatures of nearly 40 degrees expected this Saturday, Northern Rivers Rural Fire Service zone manager, Daniel Ainsworth said the service is well prepared.

Suspending fire permits for 24 hours may be initiated as one of the main measures to prevent bushfires at the weekend.

Mr Ainsworth warned there's to be no burning of any waste no matter how small for 24 hours while that suspension is in place.

If the warning escalates to a severe fire danger warning, Mr Ainsworth said crews will on stand by across the region.

The RFS will re-evaluate fire preparation plans later in the week as weather patterns become clearer.

In the meantime, Mr Ainsworth is urging the community to contact the RFS prior to conducting planned burn-offs as weather starts to warm up leading into the weekend. …

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