NSW RFS total fire ban: Central Ranges has severe fire danger risk

NO FIRES ALLOWED: There is a severe fire danger risk and total fire ban in force for the Central Ranges on Thursday, January 23. Photo: FILE
NO FIRES ALLOWED: There is a severe fire danger risk and total fire ban in force for the Central Ranges on Thursday, January 23. Photo: FILE

VERY hot weather and ongoing drought conditions have led to the declaration of a total fire ban in the Central and Southern Ranges for Thursday.

There is a severe fire risk in these regions which includes the following council areas: Blayney, Bathurst, Cabonne, Cowra, Goulburn-Mulwaree, Lithgow, Mid Western, Oberon and Orange.

The total fire ban will be in place until 11.59pm on Thursday and during that time no fire may be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.

This includes incinerators and barbecues which burn solid fuel such as wood, charcoal or heat beads.

No general purpose welding, grinding, soldering or gas cutting can be done in the open.

If you seen an unattended fire call triple-0 immediately.

The NSW Rural Fire Service has urged people to stay up-to-date on at Fires Near Me and has provided the below advice.

Predicted maximum temperatures for Thursday

  • Bathurst 37 degrees
  • Blayney 34 degrees
  • Cowra 36 degrees
  • Goulburn 35 degrees
  • Lithgow 35 degrees
  • Mudgee 39 degrees
  • Oberon 36 degrees
  • Orange 34 degrees

Under severe 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.

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This story Total fire ban declared in region amid severe fire danger risk first appeared on Lithgow Mercury.