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Fire Permits suspended across Highlands

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The Southern Highlands Rural Fire Service has suspended all fire permits issued for today until midnight.

The decision has been made in light of the windy conditions forecast which could reach speeds in excess of 65 kilometres per hour.

In addition to the strong winds, we're currently experiencing drier than normal conditions and low soil moisture.

Inspector David Stimson says the upcoming fire season is expected to pose plenty of challenges.

IMAGE CREDIT: Southern Highlands Rural Fire Service