Total fire ban declared for Wednesday

Total fire ban declared for Wednesday


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A total fire ban has been declared for the North Western, Greater Hunter, Greater Sydney, and North Coast regions.

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A total fire ban has been declared for the North Western, Greater Hunter, Greater Sydney, and North Coast  regions tomorrow, Wednesday September 13, due to forecast hot and windy conditions.

The total fire ban, commencing at midnight tonight, covers the following councils:

  • Greater Hunter (Severe fire danger) - Cessnock, Dungog, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Muswellbrook, Newcastle, Port Stephens, Singleton, Upper Hunter
  •  Greater Sydney Region (Severe fire danger)
  • North Coast (Severe fire danger) - Bellingen, Coffs Harbour, Gloucester, Greater Taree, Great Lakes, Port Macquarie-Hastings, Kempsey, Nambucca
  • North Western (Severe fire danger) - Moree Plains, Narrabri, Walgett, Warrumbungle

The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) provides the following advice.

Under Severe and Very High fire conditions:

  •   Well prepared homes that are actively defended can provide safety during a fire
  •   Follow your Bush Fire Survival Plan and remain vigilant

Keep informed by listening to local radio, watching television news broadcasts and monitoring  www.rfs.nsw.gov.au.

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 are listed at www.rfs.nsw.gov.au.

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