Rural Fire Service hazard reduction work begins in Clifton Grove

NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) volunteers from Canobolas Zone have started hazard reduction work around Clifton Grove.

RFS volunteers will be carrying out hazard reduction around Clifton Grove around Lower Lewis Ponds on Thursday.

RFS volunteers will be carrying out hazard reduction around Clifton Grove around Lower Lewis Ponds on Thursday.

Firefighters have created an edge around approximately 300 hectares for further hazard reduction work aimed at reducing bushfire fuel loads ahead of predicted weather change on the weekend. 

A helicopter will be used to assist volunteers on Thursday. 

Fire mitigation officer Geoff Selwood said conditions were ideal for hazard reduction work, “it’s cooler, we’ve had rains and the ground isn’t as dry”.

The RFS has warned drivers and residents to be aware of the smoky conditions during the hazard reduction work.