Highlands News

Bushfire danger period starts tomorrow

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The bushfire danger period for the Wingecarribee Shire starts tomorrow.

It means residents will require a permit from their local Rural Fire Service brigade before carrying out a burn.

You'll also need to check with council and give 24 hours notice to your neighbours.

Superintendent Martin Surrey is expecting a bit more rain in the lead up to Christmas.

"It's exacerbating the grass growth and the re - growth in a lot of our bush areas.

"The Summer will be warm and we'll probably be looking at an average season beyond Christmas,''Superintendent Surrey said.

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