Blue Mountains News

Total Fire Ban declared in Lithgow & Oberon, 30 November 2020

By NSW Rural Fire Service
Posted: 30 Nov 2020
A Total Fire Ban has been declared for the Central Ranges, Northern Slopes, North Western, Lower Central West Plains, Eastern Riverina, Southern Riverina, and Northern Riverina regions tomorrow, Tuesday 1 December 2020, due to forecast hot and windy conditions.

The Total Fire Ban, commencing at midnight tonight, covers the following councils:

  • Central Ranges (Very High) — Bathurst, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Lithgow, Mid-Western, Oberon, Orange
  • Northern Slopes (Very High) — Gunnedah, Gwydir, Inverell, Liverpool Plains, Tamworth
  • North Western (Severe) — Moree Plains, Narrabri, Walgett, Warrumbungle 
  • Lower Central West Plains (Severe) — Bland, Forbes, Lachlan, Narromine, Parkes, Temora, Weddin, Dubbo 
  • Eastern Riverina (Severe) — Albury, Coolamon, Greater Hume, Junee, Lockhart, Wagga Wagga 
  • Southern Riverina (Severe) — Berrigan, Edward River, Federation, Murray River, Southern parts of Murrumbidgee 
  • Northern Riverina (Severe) — Carrathool, Griffith, Hay, Leeton, Narrandera, Northern parts of Murrumbidgee

 
The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) provides the following advice:

  • Under Severe and Very High fire conditions:
  • Well prepared homes that are actively defended can provide safety during a fire
  • Follow your Bush Fire Survival Plan and remain vigilant
  • Keep informed by listening to local radio, watching television news broadcasts and monitoring www.rfs.nsw.gov.au.

Please note: The NSW RFS may issue a Harvest Safety Alert for areas of heightened risk. Harvest operators should monitor conditions and regularly check that they are operating within guidelines.

No fires may be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended during a Total Fire Ban. Gas and electric barbeques may be used provided certain conditions are met. Total Fire Ban rules and a map of current Total Fire Ban areas are listed at www.rfs.nsw.gov.au

 
Hawkesbury Valley Heritage Tours Hawkesbury Valley Heritage Tours Hawkesbury Valley Heritage Tours Hawkesbury Valley Heritage Tours

Recent News

Dinosaur Valley Extended for Four Weeks due to Popular Demand
Dinosaur Valley Extended for Four Weeks due to Popular Demand
Dinosaur Valley has been extended until February 28 due to popular demand,...
Greens Ward One Candidate Pushes for Greening of Lurline Street
Greens Ward One Candidate Pushes for Greening of Lurline Street
Greens Ward One candidate Sarah Redshaw has prioritised the push to transform...
Temporary Closure - Fairfax Track, Blackheath - Wednesday 20 to Friday 22 January 2021
Temporary Closure - Fairfax Track, Blackheath - Wednesday 20 to Friday 22 January 2021
National Parks & Wildlife Service
Blue Mountains National Park –...
Thanking Our Community this Australia Day
Thanking Our Community this Australia Day
The seven Blue Mountains Rotary Clubs, supported by Blue Mountains Cit...
Win, Win for Council's Carbon Reduction Projects
Win, Win for Council's Carbon Reduction Projects
Reducing Council's carbon emissions to zero by 2025 makes great environmental...

What's New

5 Caves Open with Small Tour Groups
5 Caves Open with Small Tour Groups
Jenolan Caves Booking Essential. Bring a facemask and enjoy exclusive small tour groups.
All occasion Beauty at your door
All occasion Beauty at your door
Glamour & Elegance Mobile Beauty Pamper Events-Hens/bridal-Corporate-Kids Parties-Couples-Weddings-Ladies Pamper-Mothers Groups-Vouchers-
1929 Cadillac LaSalle Experience
1929 Cadillac LaSalle Experience
Blue Mountains Limousines & Vintage Cadillacs Blue Mountains Luxury Tours - Stretch Limousine, Caprice, 1929 Cadillac LaSalle
School Holidays Are Here!
School Holidays Are Here!
Federation Gardens and Possums Hideaway Family friendly, fully self contained cottages on offer
Enjoy a cottage in the Blue Mountains
Enjoy a cottage in the Blue Mountains
Matildas Of Leura Enjoy a comfortable stay in this delightful self-contained 3 bed cottage only minutes from Leura Mall
Also in this Section

Have You Visited

Announcement
5 Caves Open with Small Tour GroupsBooking Essential. Bring a facemask and enjoy exclusive small tour groups.View Jenolan Caves »