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Farmers urged to prepare for difficult fire season

The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) are warning farmers that they should prepare now for this coming fire season, as it has the potential to be the worst in some years.

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Best of the best volunteers named at NSW RFS State Championships

The team from Dubbo Headquarters has beaten around 200 of the State's finest volunteer firefighters to take the title of State Champions in Port Stephens today.

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Total fire bans across north east

With gusty winds forecast to continue and a number of fires already burning, Total Fire Bans have been declared across much of north-eastern NSW for Friday 7 September.

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Total fire ban as warm and windy weather strikes

A Total Fire Ban has been declared across parts of NSW for Wednesday 5 September, due to forecast warm and windy conditions.

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Smoke expected as hazard reduction activity increases

Fire agencies will step up their preparations for the bush fire season this weekend, with dozens of controlled hazard reduction burns scheduled

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Smoke expected as hazard reduction activity increases

 

Fire agencies will step up their preparations for the bush fire season this weekend, with dozens of controlled hazard reduction burns scheduled.

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Vital hazard reduction burn near Royal National Park

One lane of the Princes Highway will be closed from 1pm to 4pm on Saturday, between President Ave at Kirrawee and Farnell Ave at Loftus, while firefighters conduct essential hazard reduction burns this weekend.

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Top honours for NSW RFS Botswana Fire Management Program

Two members of the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) have been presented with a prestigious award in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the emergency services.

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Homes at risk due to carelessness

Out of control private hazard reduction burns have caused more than thirty fires across NSW over the weekend, prompting the NSW Rural Fire Service and the NSW Farmers' Association to plead with landowners to be careful.

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New fire trucks a major coup for Hawkesbury area

Four Rural Fire Brigades in the Hawkesbury area are celebrating the official handover of new bush fire trucks and vehicles, as fire activity around the State increases.

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