Advice regarding weather conditions and fire danger
Published on 20 December 2019
Fire danger ratings
The Rural Fire Service issues information about fire danger ratings and fire bans. You can view ratings for today and tomorrow on the RFS website. During a total fire ban, no fires can be lit in the open and no fire permits are issued.
Impact of bushfire smoke on health
Smoke can cause a range of health problems, particularly for people with asthma or lung conditions. To minimise the impact of bushfire smoke, NSW Health recommends people stay indoors and avoid rigorous exercise if possible. For more information, visit the Bushfire Smoke page on the NSW Health website. To view the current and forecast air quality readings, visit the Air Quality Index page on the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment website.
To report a fire emergency, call Triple Zero (000) immediately. If you are deaf or have a hearing impairment, you can call 106.
For more information:
- Check the RFS Fires Near Me page for incidents
- Listen to local media, including ABC 702 AM
- Check social media such as NSW RFS Facebook and NSW RFS Twitter
- Call the Bush Fire Information Line - 1800 679 737
- If you are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech impairment, contact the RFS through the National Relay Service
You can also visit our Sun and Heat page for tips on how to prepare for heat.