Fire Rules & Information
4 new danger ratings came into force in 2022. Full details on what they mean can be found here
Current Fire Bans
Current Bans CAN BE FOUND HERE
Total Fire Ban rules
In short, 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 using tractors, slashers and/or welding, grinding or gas cutting can be done in the open either, and this includes incinerators and barbecues which burn solid fuel, eg. wood or charcoal.
When a Total-Fire Ban is declared, or a danger period is issued, these are the fire areas, including the council areas that 2MG covers parts of:
Central Ranges Bathurst; Blayney; Cabonne; Cowra; Lithgow; Mid-Western; Oberon; Orange
Greater Hunter Cessnock; Dungog; Lake Macquarie; Maitland; Muswellbrook; Newcastle; Port Stephens; Singleton; Upper Hunter
Lower Central West Plains Bland; Dubbo; Forbes; Lachlan; Narromine; Parkes; Temora; Weddin; Wellington
North Western Moree Plains; Narrabri; Walgett; Warrumbungle
Major Fire Updates
During times of major incident activity, such as during bush and grass fires where there is a threat to the community, updates are posted HERE.
Fires Near Me
This shows a map with details on current fires burning in NSW. The link is HERE
Bush Fire Survival Plan
A Bush Fire Survival Plan can help you make important decisions about what to do during a fire - like when to leave, what to take and what to do with animals.
More details are HERE
Contact our Local RFS
Most brigades in our area are part of the Cudgegong Fire District. You can find out more HERE
**This information has been taken from the RFS website, and was current as of 05/10/2022