FOLLOWING two strategic burn-offs in Lemon Tree Passage, Tilligerry RFS plans to do more when conditions are favourable.
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A bushfire buffer zone has been created by a burnoff from the ridgeline fire trail to the water tower and down to the Industrial estate.
Another smaller burn-off saw the local firies take out a small section of scrub between the access track to the old school site and the back fence lines of homes on the eastern side.
Captain George Brandenburg said that more will be done as conditions permit and landowners request them.
“There is a set protocol for doing burn-offs and we must comply with the rules,” he said.
“Once all the boxes have been ticked we will become active,” he added.
“The Covid 19 requirements have somewhat slowed us down this year. This has impacted on our training and response capabilities,” he concluded.
Residents and landowners who want dangerous overgrown scrub on or near their properties burnt off should contact the Lower Hunter RFS to initiate the process.
By Geoff WALKER