TAMWORTH Rural Fire Service (RFS) crews are hoping to perform some hazard reduction burns around Dungowan Dam in coming weeks.
The area around the dam has dried-out significantly but Tamworth RFS superintendent Allyn Purkiss said some rain was needed before crews could move in.
“We’ve got some hazard reductions we want to do, but we can’t move in until we get some moisture,” Superintendent Purkiss said.
“It’s that dry at the moment.
“We need a shower or at least an inch of rain.”
The Tamworth RFS has requested an extension of the bushfire danger period for the region.
Superintendent Purkiss told The Leader on Thursday he was still awaiting confirmation from the commissioner before the extension was enforced.
If the RFS request is approved, landholders will need a permit for any fires until April 30.