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TOTAL FIRE BAN across Greater Hunter, New England and Northern Slopes TODAY

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Fire conditions have been rated as SEVERE for the Greater Hunter region today.

The weather is forecast to be hot and windy.

The New England and Northern Slopes also have TOTAL FIRE BANS in place tomorrow and the fire danger rating is also SEVERE. 

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 www.rfs.nsw.gov.au

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 listed at www.rfs.nsw.gov.au

If you see a fire unattended or are concerned call Triple Zero immediately. 

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