Firewood interest is really heating up

BRACE yourself Bathurst, winter is coming and with it comes the teeth-chattering cold that hangs in the region for longer than many people would like.

WINTER IS COMING: AAA Firewood's Lachlan Roberts at the AAA yard on Upfold Street. The coming cold weather means the inquiries are flooding in for firewood. Photo: PHIL BLATCH 041917pbwood3

WINTER IS COMING: AAA Firewood's Lachlan Roberts at the AAA yard on Upfold Street. The coming cold weather means the inquiries are flooding in for firewood. Photo: PHIL BLATCH 041917pbwood3

When the mercury only reached a chilly maximum of 13 degrees on April 10, AAA Firewood was inundated with phone calls.

“It’s understandable,” AAA Firewood’s Lachlan Roberts said.

“It’s always best to get in early [and buy firewood] around March. Older people are always better and the younger ones take it as it goes.

“It’s also busy from May onwards. It’ll be that pretty much up to race week and it could be longer. It might be a long, wet winter.

“I’m normally here from 6.30am till dark, seven days a week [during winter].” 

AAA Firewood sources its firewood from private land at Nyngan and is the oldest supplier of firewood in Bathurst, according to Mr Roberts.

He said firewood cannot be legally sourced from the roadside or in state forests, unless specifically stated otherwise.