RFS: Severe fire danger tomorrow

Sanctuary Point in January. Picture: Shoalhaven RFS
Sanctuary Point in January. Picture: Shoalhaven RFS

The NSW Rural Fire Service is urging residents to prepare for severe fire weather forecast for many regions across the state on Wednesday.

Nowra is tipped to reach 37 degrees, with 27km/hour winds.

“Have a discussion about what you will do if a fire starts near you, so everyone in your household knows your bush fire survival plan,” NSW RFS Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said.

“This week we will see strong south westerly to westerly winds develop and coupled with the heat we’ve already experienced, the landscape is very susceptible to fire.

“That’s why it’s so important that landholders, homeowners, businesses and travellers seriously consider how they could be impacted and start planning now.

“With many parents back at work and kids at school, people need to consider what to do if fire threatens when the family is separated.” 

NSW RFS recommends people living in bush fire prone areas:

  • Make or review their bush fire survival plan – decide now what to do if a fire starts close by
  • Check the local fire danger – look out for the roadside signs and know the fire danger rating
  • Stay up to date on fires in the local area – proactively check the NSW RFS website or the Fires Near Me app on days of heightened danger.

Anyone who sees an unattended fire should call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

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