Media Release(PDF, 379KB)
Heatwave conditions see increased fire danger for Mid Lachlan Valley
(Forbes, Lachlan, Parkes and Weddin LGA’s)
17 February 2023
The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is warning residents of an increased risk of grass fires across the Mid Lachlan Valley area with hot and dry weather expected over the weekend and into next week.
NSW RFS Inspector Mick Robinson said that under these conditions, grass fires can start easily and spread rapidly, threatening lives, property, crops and stock.
The NSW RFS provides the following advice about protecting properties from grass fires:Put fire breaks in place around assets and standing crops as well as boundary fences.
- Check your farm equipment is in good working order and is ready to deal with a fire.
- Be aware that slasher and mower blades can spark if they strike rocks or metal, causing dry grass to ignite.
- Register Static Water Supply sources on your property, such as dams, swimming pools and water tanks, with the NSW RFS, which will assist firefighters in a fire emergency.
For more information and resources, visit www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/plan-and-prepare
Further information is available in the Media Release.