A total fire ban continues for most of the Northern Rivers area today.
The RFS North Coast team has extended yesterday’s Total Fire Ban (TOBAN) for the Byron, Ballina, and Tweed shires and says neighbouring areas including the Richmond Valley, Kyogle, Lismore and Clarence Valley Shires are also included.
The RFS had declared a total fire ban for much of NSW Monday but with severe fire danger weather conditions predicted for early Tuesday afternoon, the ban on the far north coast continues.
A TOBAN means no fires out in the open, including camp fires, private pile burns or solid fuel heaters or cookers.
General purpose hot works (such as welding, grinding or gas cutting or any activity that produces a spark or flame) are also banned in open spaces.
For further information, members of the public are encouraged to visit the NSW RFS website www.rfs.nsw.gov.au