A TOTAL fire ban has been issued for the Central Ranges for the second day in a row due to an ongoing severe fire danger risk.
Hot, dry weather has prompted the warning with the total fire ban in place for Thursday and Friday and firefighters on high alert.
There is a severe fire risk in this region which includes the following council areas: Blayney, Bathurst, Cabonne, Cowra, Lithgow, Mid Western, Oberon and Orange.
During a total fire ban, 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.
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The NSW Rural Fire Service has urged people to stay up-to-date on at Fires Near Me and has provided the below advice.
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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