The Bureau of Meteorology has advised that the north and far north coasts will again be subject to a total fire ban today (Thursday September 26), due to hot and windy conditions being forecast.
Other areas affected by the ban include New England, North Western, Greater Sydney Region and Northern Slopes areas have a severe fire danger rating.
Greater Hunter area will have extreme fire danger rating.
On a day of total fire ban, there is a ban on any fires out in the open. People who notice any unattended fires should report them by calling 000.
A gas or electric barbeque is allowed, but only if:
• It is on a residential property within 20 metres of the house or dwelling
• It is in a picnic area and approved by Council, National Parks or State Forest
• It is under the direct control of a responsible adult
• The ground around the barbecue is cleared for 2 metres of all material that can burn
• You have an immediate and continuous supply of water available.
The total fire ban began at midnight and will remain in place until midnight tonight.
For full details on Total Fire Ban rules and a map of current Total Fire Bans go to www.rfs.nsw.gov.au.