Sydney fires

Sydney fire – warning for total fire ban

There is a total fire ban across Sydney this weekend as hot conditions, high winds and dry bush create the perfect cocktail for a fire disaster.

The NSW government has issued a full fire ban for all of Sydney, most of regional NSW as the conditions are declared potentially catastrophic.

“Dangerous fire conditions are forecast for Saturday. Total fire bans will be in force from midnight tonight for seven areas – Greater Sydney, Greater Hunter, North Coast, New England, Northern Slopes, North Western and Central Ranges areas.” NSW Rural Fire Service said.

The rural fire service updated this afternoon they were concerned about the Sydney fire situation and possible fires across NSW.

“Hot weather has set in across many areas across the state,” the said.

“It’s hit 37 degrees in Sydney‘s west, 36 at Williamtown and 36 in Coonamble. At 2pm today, there’s 51 bush or grass fires across NSW with 24 not yet contained. Conditions expected to worsen tomorrow.”

The warning came as the temperature hit 37C in Sydney today, nearly an all time record hot day for October in Sydney.

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