Wagga residents are urged to look out and report any tree fires after Riverina firefighters extinguished two fires within 24 hours after the storms on Sunday afternoon.
This afternoon, crew members from NSW RFS Mangoplah attended and extinguished a tree fire at a property on Holbrook Road, north of Mangoplah.
It came after a tree fire at Gregadoo Road, Lake Albert yesterday afternoon.
“We encourage residents to check their properties after electrical storms for potential for lighting fires that are undetected,” Riverina RFS Operational Officer Bradley Stewart said.
“Sometimes they can remain undetected for one week or longer.
“When we do become aware, they may have already escaped further afield.
“The potential is there – if they go into an area with enough fuel, they can take a foothold and escape, causing large damage.”
Mr Stewart said that while the temperatures have decreased in recent days, residents needed to be mindful.
“The temperatures are more subdued and there’s a good forecast of rain over next several days,” he said.
Report fires by calling triple zero.
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