Another total fire ban

FORECAST hot, dry and windy conditions have forced authorities to declare a 24-hour, statewide total fire ban from midnight.

It is the third consecutive day such a ban has been enforced across the state.

The Bureau of Meteorology has advised some parts of NSW will have a severe fire danger rating.

The NSW Rural Fire Service advises:

• In these conditions fires will be uncontrollable and fast moving, and could threaten properties with little warning. 

• If a fire breaks out you should only stay with your home if it is well-prepared and you are able to actively defend it.

People should report any unattended fires to Triple Zero.

On a day of Total Fire Ban, there is a ban on any fires out in the open.  

A gas or electric barbeque is allowed, but only if:

• It is on a residential property within 20m of the house or dwelling

• It is under the direct control of a responsible adult 

• The ground around the barbecue is cleared for 2m of all material that can burn

• You have an immediate and continuous supply of water available.

For full details about total fire ban rules, go to www.rfs.nsw.gov.au  

The story Another total fire ban first appeared on Port Macquarie News.

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