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May 8, 2021

Total fire ban today – Monday, 2 December

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Rain in many parts of the Northern Rivers has not changed fire hazard conditions and the RFS are warning that today is a day of total fire ban.

The total Fire Ban has been declared for the Far North Coast, Greater Hunter, and New England regions due to a forecast of hot and windy conditions.

The Total Fire Ban, commenced at midnight tonight and covers the following councils:

Far North Coast (Very High) — Ballina, Byron, Clarence Valley, Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley, Tweed

Greater Hunter (Very High) — Cessnock, Dungog, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Muswellbrook, Newcastle, Port Stephens, Singleton, Upper Hunter

New England (Very High) — Glen Innes Severn, Tenterfield, Uralla, Walcha, Armidale

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.
Please note: The NSW RFS may issue a Harvest Safety Alert for areas of heightened risk. Harvest operators should monitor conditions and regularly check that they are operating within guidelines.

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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