Permits still needed, despite the rain
THE Rural Fire Service reminds everyone that fire permits remain suspended across the Far North Coast and Northern Rivers areas.
This means residents are unable to burn piles of vegetation, grass or areas of bush.
Permits will not be available for general burning off until the region receive significant rain - somewhere around 150-200 mm across the whole area.
The RFS said while some rain is predicted over the Christmas period - unfortunately its not likely to be enough to change the permit situation.