False alarm raised

Southern Riverina news - - News -

Mid-mur­ray Zone Ru­ral Fire Ser­vice (RFS) fire­fight­ers were called to a false alarm about 2am Satur­day morn­ing.

Fire­fight­ers were dis­patched af­ter re­ports of a fire be­tween Fin­ley and Jer­ilderie.

Mid-mur­ray Zone Su­per­in­ten­dent Gary Ea­son said they searched the area for about an hour but did not find a fire.

Supt Ea­son said smoke from an ap­proved burn may have prompted some­one to raise the alarm.

He said it was a timely re­minder re­gard­ing per­mit­ted burns.

The RFS said a num­ber of per­mits have been is­sued through­out the re­gion, and burn­ing-off smoke will be­come more com­mon as a re­sult.

Supt Ea­son said per­mit­ted burns are com­monly ap­proved for week­days, af­ter 4pm.

The fires should then be ex­tin­guished by mid­night.

For in­for­ma­tion about per­mits and con­di­tion for burn­ing-off, please phone the RFS on (03) 5881 5351.

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