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.
A Total Fire Ban has been issued for tomorrow Sunday 11 February for the Greater Hunter, Central Ranges, Northern Slopes and North Western.— NSW RFS (@NSWRFS) February 10, 2018
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