17 Dec 2019 - Rod Campbell
Forestry Corporation of NSW is warning visitors that access to and from Blowering dam through Bago State Forest could be affected by fire.
Bago State Forest will be closed if the region experiences severe to catastrophic weather conditions.
Anyone thinking about camping on the Blowering Dam foreshore need to consider whether they wish to stay during these dangerous conditions.
If a fire does start in the forest it will be safer to remain on the dam foreshores rather than travel back through the forest.
This may mean campers should be prepared to stay a few extra days if there is a fire, said Forestry Corporation’s Snowy Region General Manager Dean Anderson.
“Campers should monitor the Rural Fire Service and Forestry Corporation websites for fire conditions and forest closures,” Mr Anderson said
“Campers need to note that regardless of what the Fire Danger level is, there is a Solid Fuel Fire Ban in place.
“That means no campfires, no charcoal burners and absolutely no fireworks.
“Police, Rural Fire Service and the Forestry Corporation will be patrolling forest areas and around Blowering dam; if you are provided with a direction to leave, we ask that you do so promptly and in an orderly fashion.”
The current list of State forests closures can be found at www.forestrycorporation.com.au
Visitors are encouraged to check for closures before they set out for their trip, download the Rural Fire Service Fires Near Me app and monitor local conditions.
Media contact: Rod Campbell 0428058549