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TOTAL FIRE BAN in place for the Greater Hunter and New England, Monday 2nd December


Fire conditions have been rated as VERY HIGH for the Greater Hunter region, Monday 2nd December.

The weather is forecast to be hot and windy on the third day of Total Fire Bans in the region. 

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

There's also a Total Fire Ban in place for the New England region who have a VERY HIGH Fire Danger rating.

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

If you see a fire unattended or are concerned call Triple Zero immediately. 

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