Fire risk keeps State Forests closed

MANY NSW State forests will continue to be closed on today due to severe fire weather.

Native forests on the coast north of Sydney remain closed.

Grafton and Walcha State Forest are also closed.

Forests on the south coast and in the west will be closed if threatened by active fire.

Forestry Corporation Chief Forester, Ross Dickson, said that public access was restricted to closed forests.

"The weather conditions continue to pose a very real threat of fire. To ensure public safety forests at a greater risk of fire activity and any threatened directly by active fires will be closed again today," said Mr Dickson.

"No hunting, camping, motorbike riding or any other recreational use is permitted in forests which are closed."

Mr Dickson expressed thanks to the NSW public for observing forest closures on Tuesday and asked that people consider local weather conditions before entering any forest today and while the fire threat continues.

A total fire ban remains in place for all of NSW today.



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