Residents urged to prepare for imminent bushfire dangers

Macarthur Rural Fire Service's superintendent Kerry Parkinson, Macarthur RFS. Picture: Jeff McGill
Macarthur Rural Fire Service's superintendent Kerry Parkinson, Macarthur RFS. Picture: Jeff McGill

YOU wouldn't know it with all the rain but this month is the start of the bushfire danger period — and the local Rural Fire Service is urging residents to start preparing.

Local RFS superintendent Kerry Parkinson said residents should not be complacent with the rain that has fallen.

"Macarthur has still received below-average rainfall for the year and with the combination of extensive grass growth, it will only take a week of warm, dry and windy weather for those areas to be susceptible to fires once again," she said.

Residents are urged to complete a "bushfire survival plan" so that members of the household know what to do if their home is threatened by fire.

During the bushfire danger period, which started on September 1, anyone wishing to light a fire in the Campbelltown local government area will need a permit.

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