Fire danger eases everywhere but the Northern Rivers

THE fire threat across NSW's north east corner has eased off everywhere except for the Northern Rivers.

For the third day running, the Rural Fire Service has warned of a "very high" fire danger on the Northern Rivers, despite the remainder of the north east reverting to "high" and the rest of the state being classed as having a "low to moderate" fire risk.

The Northern Rivers warning applies to the Ballina, Byron, Clarence Valley, Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley, and Tweed local government areas.

The "very high" warning category sits in the middle of the Rural Fire Service's warning classification system, behind "severe", "extreme", and "catastrophic".

In the event of a fire, people living in areas where there is a very high, high, or low-moderate fire risk are advised by the Rural Fire Service to review their bush fire survival plans, keep themselves informed about fires, monitor conditions and be prepared to act if necessary.

Permits are required for any fires on the Northern Rivers.



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