Fire information

Fires Near Me

Get information on current bush fires and other incidents across NSW, as well as warnings for fires which may affect where you live.

Alerts and Warnings

When there are fires which threaten where you live, the NSW RFS may issue an alert or warning. You can find our latest Major Fire Updates here.

Hazard Reductions

Hazard reduction is an important part of preparing for bush fires. If you see smoke, it could be from a hazard reduction. You can check the location of these activities here.

Fire Danger Ratings and Total Fire Bans

The Bush Fire Danger Ratings give you an indication of the consequences of a fire, if one was to start. On days of increased fire danger, there may be a Total Fire Ban.

Bush Fire Danger Period and Fire Permits

During the Bush Fire Danger Period, you'll need a permit if you plan to do a hazard reduction or burn-off. Getting a permit is easy and it helps reduce the chances of fires escaping and impacting on homes and livelihoods.

Prevent bush fire arson

Bush fire arson is a crime that can destroy lives, properties and have long term effects on the environment.

Report a cigarette butt tosser

Cigarettes can start fires. If you see someone throw a lit cigarette, report them here.

Emergency information

If you see smoke and there's no fire truck or firefighters, call Triple Zero. Check here for information on what to do during a fire emergency to keep you and your family safe.