A total fire ban has been declared for the Northern Slopes, North Western and Upper Central West Plains today, December 1, due to forecast hot and windy conditions.
The total fire ban, covers the following councils:
- Northern Slopes (Severe) – Gunnedah, Gwydir, Inverell, Liverpool Plains and Tamworth Regional
- North Western (Severe) – Moree Plains, Narrabri, Walgett and Warrumbungle
- Upper Central West Plains (Severe) – Bogan, Coonamble, Gilgandra and Warren
No fires may be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended during a total fire ban.
Gas and electric barbeques may be used provided certain conditions are met.
Total fire ban rules and a map of current total fire ban areas can be found here.