Total Fire Ban Declared - Lower Central West Plans (5 April)


A Total Fire Ban has been declared for Lower Central West Plains tomorrow, Wednesday 6 April 2016 due to forecast hot and windy conditions.

The Total Fire Ban, commencing at midnight tonight, covers the following councils:

Lower Central West Plains (SEVERE) – Bland, Dubbo, Forbes, Lachlan, Narromine, Parkes, Temora, Weddin and Wellington

The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) provides the following advice.

  • 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
  • Keep informed by listening to local radio, watching television news broadcasts and monitoring note: NSW RFS may request that harvesting operations and other machinery use stop in grassland, paddocks and on roadsides.

No fires may be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended during a Total Fire Ban. Gas and electric barbeques may be used provided certain conditions are met. Total Fire Ban rules and a map of current Total Fire Ban areas are at