For Tuesday 19 November 2019 the NSW Rural Fire Service has issued a total fire ban for the greater Hunter region.
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.
- You can use an electric barbeque for cooking as long as it is under the direct control of a responsible adult, who is present at all times while it is operating, and no combustible material is allowed within two metres at any time it is operating.
- 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.
For more details on total fire ban rules visit the NSW Rural Fire Service website.
Reporting a fire emergency
To report a fire emergency call Triple Zero (000). If you are deaf or have a speech or hearing impairment call 106.
For information on fires
- Check our RFS Fires Near Me page for current incidents
- Listen to your local abc
- Check social media such as NSW RFS Facebook and NSW RFS Twitter
- Bush Fire Information Line - 1800 679 737
If you are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech impairment, contact us through the National Relay Service
- TTY users phone 1800 555 677 then ask for 1800 679 737
- Speak and Listen users phone 1800 555 727 then ask for 1800 679 737
- Internet relay users connect to the NRS then ask for 1800 679 737
- To report a fire or emergency (TTY users only), access TTY 106.