BURN OFF: Local RFS crews have taken advantage of the weather to burn areas of bush.
BURN OFF: Local RFS crews have taken advantage of the weather to burn areas of bush. Helen Spelitis

Good weather allows for controlled burn-offs

FAVOURABLE weather conditions across the Clarence Valley region have allowed NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) volunteers to complete much needed hazard reduction burns, which will help protect local communities from potentially damaging bush fires.

NSW RFS Superintendent Stuart Watts said the Service is committed to protecting lives and properties by reducing bush and grass hazards.

"Clarence Valley NSW RFS volunteers have been working hard in recent weeks, undertaking a number of controlled burns," Supt. Watts said.

"Hazard reduction burns are weather dependent and while conditions remain suitable, NSW RFS volunteers will continue these activities.

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank local brigades for their effort and commitment to the hazard reduction operations.

"NSW RFS members are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week ready to attend any type of emergency.

"During busy periods our members give up a lot of their time and their dedication is admirable.

"While we should all be proud of their commitment, the community should also recognise the support of the volunteers' families and employers."



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