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Muswellbrook Mayor Martin Rush urging Shire to implement their fire safety plans ahead of Catastrophic conditions

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Muswellbrook Mayor Martin Rush is urging residents to implement their bushfire survival plans ahead of Catastrophic fire conditions in the Greater Hunter tomorrow. 

As a result of rapidly deteriorating weather conditions the catastrophic fire danger is in place for the Greater Hunter, Greater Sydney and Illawarra/Shoalhaven regions tomorrow, Tuesday 12th November and there is a statewide TOTAL FIRE BAN until midnight Tuesday.

Mayor of Muswellbrook Martin Rush urged residents to avoid bush fire prone areas and to immediately implement their fire safety plans if they have not already done so.

“With the expectation that the weather will worsen on Tuesday producing catastrophic fire danger conditions for our region, it is critical that people take action now before the risk heightens."

“Council will be working very closely with the Rural Fire Service and NSW Police on a coordinated response to any fire incidents."

“I also encourage residents to report any suspicious activity to police.”

Catastrophic is the highest level of bush fire danger. Homes are not designed to withstand a fire under these conditions. If a fire starts and takes hold during Catastrophic fire danger conditions, lives and homes will be at risk.

If you are in a life threatening situation call 000.