NSW RFS: Total fire ban declared across Central Ranges

NO FIRES ALLOWED: Very hot, dry, windy conditions predicted for Wednesday, December 11 have led to a total fire ban being declared across the Central Ranges. Photo: FILE
NO FIRES ALLOWED: Very hot, dry, windy conditions predicted for Wednesday, December 11 have led to a total fire ban being declared across the Central Ranges. Photo: FILE

A TOTAL fire ban is in force across the Central Ranges for the second consecutive day due to ongoing heatwave conditions.

There will be a very high fire risk in the Central Ranges on Wednesday which includes the following council areas: Blayney, Bathurst, Cabonne, Cowra, Lithgow, Mid Western, Oberon and Orange.

The total fire ban runs until 11.59pm on Wednesday, December 11.

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.

Meanwhile, the 319,000 hectare Gospers Mountain fire is listed as 'watch and act' by the NSW Rural Fire Service.

Stay up-to-date with conditions in your region on Fires Near Me.

If you seen an unattended fire call triple-0 immediately.

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This story Continuing total fire ban as firefighters remain on high alert first appeared on Western Advocate.