Park fire bans starting again (no campfires until April 2020 in many areas)

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Park fire bans starting again (no campfires until April 2020 in many areas)

Post by T2 » 10 Sep 2019, 10:16

The warm, dry winter and a very early start to the fire season have resulted in the National Parks and Wildlife Service starting to impose park-wide bans on solid fuel fires (campfires, hexamine stoves, etc) across some Blue Mountains canyoning areas.

So far, Wollemi and Gardens of Stone National Parks have announced bans on all solid fuel fires until 31 March 2020, but based on what happened last year (viewtopic.php?t=166) expect Blue Mountains, Kanangra-Boyd, and other parks to follow shortly.

There are exemptions for some formal campgrounds, such as Coorongooba at Glen Davis, although Newnes and Barcoo Swamp appear to be covered by the bans.

Campsites outside of national parks, such as Cathedral Reserve at Mt Wilson are not impacted, but will be covered by their own temporary bans on days of higher fire risk.

Many State Forests have also imposed a similar ban on solid fuel fires, including those around the Greater Blue Mountains.

You can find more details or check the current status of individual National Parks on the alerts page.

More info about NSW State Forest fire bans.



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