State forests closed around Tumut and Tumbarumba

With fire weather worsening, State forests in the Tumut, Tumbarumba and Bombala areas have been closed until further notice.

Anyone currently camping in the forests is asked to leave and anyone planning to visit the forests to delay their trip.

The severe fire danger rating for the area and increasingly hot weather forecasts mean it is not safe to have the public visiting forests at this time said Forestry Corporation’s Snowy Regional Manager, Dean Anderson.

“We are asking anyone using State forests in this area to leave. The forest environment can be unpredictable and even if there does not seem to be fire close by at present, the weather over the coming days means that the situation could change quickly.”

“Now is the time to move on and make other arrangements.”

These closures add to the widespread list of closures in other areas of the State.

“Updates to the closures will be made on the Forestry Corporation website so please check the website at www.forestrycorporation.com.au and Facebook page before making any plans to visit forests over the coming weeks.”