Mount Canobolas to remain closed indefinitely after fire damage

DANGER: Falling branches of burnt trees are being cited as one of the safety concerns in closing Mount Canobolas. Photo: ANDREW MURRAY.
DANGER: Falling branches of burnt trees are being cited as one of the safety concerns in closing Mount Canobolas. Photo: ANDREW MURRAY.

Mount Canobolas will remain closed for several months after the National Parks and Wildlife Service cited significant safety concerns. 

There is a risk branches from trees damaged in the fire could fall and injure bushwalkers. Signs need to be replaced and tracks also need to be assessed for safety risks after a bushfire burnt through the mountain two weeks ago, burning over 1500 hectares.

There is no time frame for how long the mountain will be closed, and no indication when a timeframe might become known.  

Wildlife Services ask people to respect the decision and not to enter the mountain. 

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