It was intended to be a preventative measure but a pile fire on a property in Port Macquarie quickly required intervention by local Rural Fire Service crews.
Shortly after 8am on November 7, crews from the Sancrox/Thrumster Rural Fire Brigade attended the property on the Ruins Way to assist.
RFS spokesperson said the call came for assistance and crews we quick to help.
“We didn’t want anything getting out of hand so we went to assist in ensuring the burn off was safe,” the spokesperson said.
“It was over very quickly and everything was under control very soon after crews arrived.
“As always we just want to remind people to always check the conditions before a burn off but in this case everything was fine.”
The burn off comes as the Port Macquarie-Hastings region has already experienced a number of high and very high fire danger days and is only expected to increase as summer rapidly approaches.
The Rural Fire Service say preparation for bush fire season isn't just about cleaning up around the house and having a bush fire survival plan.
They say it is also about making sure you consider your physical, mental and emotional preparedness.
A bush fire can be a terrifying situation. Strong gusty winds, intense heat and flames will make you tired quickly. Thick heavy smoke will sting your eyes and choke your lungs. It will be difficult to see and breathe.
The roaring sound of the fire approaching could be frightening. Embers will rain down, causing spots fires all around you.
Power and water may be cut off. You may be isolated, and it will be dark, noisy and extremely demanding both mentally and physically.
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