A total fire ban is in place on the Central Coast for Friday and Saturday. The ban was declared in a joint statements from NSW Fire and Rescue the RFS and NSW Police.
A total fire ban means no fires are to be lit in the open and restricts the use of machinery and operations of some activities. 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. [full details on the RFS website]
The total fire ban was declared across the entire state today, Friday Jan 3 at 12am. For the information of readers the Central Coast, is included in the Great Sydney area and currently has a HIGH fire rating.
The public is asked to stay informed, alert and vigilant. Ensure your Bush Fire Survival Plan is prepared and activate if required. If not prepared, leaving early is your safest option.
Continue to stay informed about fire conditions and danger warnings through the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) website, social media and ‘Fires Near Me NSW‘ smartphone app, plus tune into ABC Central Coast on 92.5FM.
Source: Brisbane Water Police District online services. RFS NSW online services. Central Coast Council website. Jan 3, 2019.