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Total fire ban declared in Yass Valley on Monday and Tuesday

A total fire ban has been declared for the Yass Valley on Monday and Tuesday, November 11 to 12, with high temperatures, strong winds and low humidity predicted.

The fire danger rating has been lifted to extreme on Tuesday.

During a total fire ban you cannot light, maintain or use a fire in the open, or carry out any activity in the open that causes, or is likely to cause, a fire, the NSW Rural Fire Service says.

General purpose hot works (such as welding, grinding or gas cutting or any activity that produces a spark or flame) are not to be done in the open.

  • Wood or solid fuel barbecues are also banned.
  • All fire permits are suspended on days of total fire ban.
  • Further total fire ban rules are available on the NSW Rural Fire Service website.
  • Residents can stay up-to-date on nearby fires by visiting www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information, by calling the Bush Fire Information Line on 1800 679 737 or by downloading the 'Fires Near Me' app for smart devices.
  • Residents should report unattended fires to Triple Zero (000) immediately.