DUE to revised ratings, a total fire ban has just been issued for the Central Ranges for Wednesday, January 16.
This total fire ban covers the following local government areas: Bathurst, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Lithgow, Mid-Western, Oberon and Orange.
The NSW Rural Fire Service say a total fire ban helps limit the potential of fires developing.
During a total fire ban, no fires may be lit out in the open.
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.
General purpose hot works (such as welding, grinding or gas cutting or any activity that produces a spark or flame) are not to 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.