A Total Fire Ban has been declared for the Greater Hunter region TODAY (Wednesday 13 September 2017), due to forecast hot and windy conditions.
The Total Fire Ban, which commenced at midnight, covers the following councils: Greater Hunter (SEVERE) - Cessnock, Dungog, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Muswellbrook, Newcastle, Port Stephens, Singleton, Upper Hunter
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.
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.