Bushfire danger period underway in the Shoalhaven

September 4, 2023 11:02 am in by
Rural Fire Service Shoalhaven

The bushfire danger period for the Shoalhaven is now underway.

It means landholders now need to apply for a permit to burn off and notify their neighbours and local fire authorities 24 hours before lighting up.

The NSW Rural Fire Service is preparing for a busier than normal season with the wet weather over the last three years causing prolific growth.

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Since the beginning of August, firefighters have responded to more than 2,030 bush and grass fires across the state compared to 638 for the same period last year.

Residents are being asked to have a bushfire plan which includes what your family will do during a fire, where’ll you’ll go and what you’ll take.