BUSHFIRE season has officially begun and the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) has warned residents must have permits to light up.
The RFS has advised the Orana area to have the necessary requirements for lighting fires on private properties.
Total Fire Ban days will be an exception to the rule when nothing is allowed, including cooking fires from wood and charcoal barbeques.
Superintendent Lyndon Wieland said the most dangerous time of year was when residents must be most aware.
“Conditions are generally hotter and drier, which means fires are more likely to start and spread,” Supt Wieland said.
Fuel loadings are another major concern, with houses a haven for combustible material all year round.
The amount of matter in each property varies, but is not limited to only residential properties.
The National Parks and Wildlife Service last week conducted a controlled burn in Cobbora State Conservation Area.
The RFS suggested there was never enough preparation to prevent fires from natural occurrences.
They will also be on the look out for arsonists in the wake of the state’s recent high count of deliberate fires.
Permits required for lighting fires can be obtained from the Orana Fire Control Centre or from a local brigade.