NSW RFS issue total fire ban for Bathurst

A total fire ban is in place for Bathurst on Sunday, February 10, 2018.
A total fire ban is in place for Bathurst on Sunday, February 10, 2018.

A TOTAL fire ban has been declared for Bathurst on Sunday due to predicted very hot weather in an already parched region.

Weatherzone has predicted a top of 33 degrees for Bathurst on Sunday.

The NSW Rural Fire Service has issued the ban which commences from midnight on Saturday for a period of 24 hours.

The total fire ban also covers the following local government areas: Blayney, Oberon, Cabonne, Cowra, Lithgow, Mid Western and Orange.

There is a very high fire danger in place for theses council areas on Sunday.

During a total fire ban, no fires may be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.

Total fire ban rules

A total fire ban means no fires out in the open. A total fire ban helps limit the potential of fires developing.

During a total fire ban you cannot light, maintain or use a fire in the open, or to carry out any activity in the open that causes, or is likely to cause, a fire.

No general purpose hot works, such as welding or gas cutting can be done in the open.

The NSW RFS strongly recommends you reconsider activities such as such using a tractor or slashing, to help reduce the chance of a fire starting on your property. Under certain conditions, the NSW RFS may issue a Cease Harvest request.