A bush fire burning along The Lakes Way at Bungwahl has been brought under control.
Approximately one hectare of land has been affected by the fire which is now listed at advice level.
The fire is being controlled by NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.
A State-wide total fire ban has been declared for tomorrow, Tuesday, February 12 February due to forecast hot, dry and windy conditions.
The fire ban will begin from midnight tonight in all NSW local government areas.
Along coastal fringes of the Great Lakes temperatures are expected to reach a hot and sunny 31 degrees, while further inland the mercury will climb to a blistering 40 degrees.
However, those temperatures could go even higher with today’s temperatures along the coast surpassing the predicted 25 degrees by more than five.
The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) provides the following advice.
Under Extreme fire conditions:
- Homes that are specially designed and constructed to withstand a bush fire, prepared to the highest level and actively defended may provide safety
- Follow your Bush Fire Survival Plan and know when you will leave, where you will go and how you will get there. Know what you will do if you cannot leave
- Leaving early in the day is your safest option
Keep informed by listening to local radio, watching television news broadcasts and monitoring the NSW Rural Fire Service.
- Under severe and very high fire conditions:
- Well prepared homes that are actively defended can provide safety during a fire
- Follow your Bush Fire Survival Plan and remain vigilant