Total Fire Ban Advice - NSW Rural Fire Service
Please be advised that a total fire ban has been declared for the Hawkesbury City Council area.
This declaration begins at 12 am on 23 September 2017 and ends at 11:59 pm on 24 September 2017
During a Total Fire Ban, no fire may be lit in the open. This includes incinerators and BBQs which burn solid fuel - ie., wood or charcoal.
A gas or electric BBQ may be used but only if:-
- It is on a RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY within 20m of the house or dwelling.
- It is under the direct CONTROL OF AN ADULT.
- The ground within 2m of the BBQ is CLEARED of all materials which could burn.
- There is an IMMEDIATE AND CONTINUOUS SUPPLY OF WATER available.
A Total Fire Ban generally lasts for 24 hours from 12 midnight.
PENALTY: Up to $5,500 fine and up to 12 months jail.
For further information and enquiries please call Hawkesbury Rural Fire Service.
Telephone: (02) 4560 6400
Page ID: 98743