TUESDAY’S fire permits suspension was lifted at midnight due to improved weather conditions today.
All fire permits were suspended yesterday due to very high fire danger across the Shoalhaven.
The fire danger has been downgraded to high for today.
Shoalhaven RFS district officer James Morris said the current warm weather forecast and a very high fire danger led to the decision to suspend permits to undertake hazard reduction burns.
When fire permits are suspended it means anyone with a current fire burning must extinguish it.
“If the RFS is called to any fire burning while permits have been suspended, regardless of the landowner having a permit or not the fire will be extinguished,” he said.
Mr Morris urged residents to remain vigilant throughout spring and summer.
“It is a concern that we are virtually just out of winter and we are already getting summer-like conditions,” he said.
“The area is extremely dry and we are really only on the tail end of winter.”
The Rural Fire Service and National Parks will be keeping a close watch on the large number of hazard reduction burns conducted in the region over the last week to make sure there are no flare ups.