A TOTAL fire ban has been declared in the Central Ranges on Thursday due to a severe fire danger risk, hot weather and ongoing drought conditions.
The ban is now in place from until 11.59pm on Thursday and includes the following council areas: Blayney, Bathurst, Cabonne, Cowra, Lithgow, Mid Western, Oberon and Orange.
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.
If you seen an unattended fire call triple-0 immediately.
Residents in this area are urged to download a Bushfire Survival Plan and keep informed about conditions in their area.
Stay up-to-date with fire conditions in your region by following the NSW Rural Fire Service's Fires Near Me page.
Predicted maximum temperatures for Thursday
- Blayney 27 degrees
- Bathurst 29 degrees
- Cabonne 27 degrees
- Cowra 24 degrees
- Lithgow 27 degrees
- Mudgee 32 degrees
- Oberon 29 degrees
- Orange 27 degrees
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