Total Fire Ban 12th November 2019

11 Nov, 2019

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ACT Emergency Services Agency Commissioner Georgeina Whelan has declared a Total Fire Ban for the whole of the ACT under Section 114 of the Emergencies Act 2004 from: 00:01 Tuesday, 12 November 2019 to 23:59 Tuesday, 12 November 2019.

The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting dry conditions and strong, gusty winds tomorrow with a predicted temperature of 27 degrees.

The forecast Fire Danger Rating (FDR) for tomorrow is predicted to be VERY HIGH. This means if a fire starts it may be uncontrollable and move quickly.

Residents in Bushfire Prone Areas are urged to review their Bushfire Survival Plan or if you don't have a plan in place, to take the time to create one.

The ESA advises you to make sure you know where you will get more information and monitor the situation for any changes. You can do this through esa.act.gov.au, local ACT media outlets, the ESA Twitter and Facebook accounts or by calling Access Canberra on 13 22 81.

A state-wide Total Fire Ban is also in place in New South Wales.

To find out more about Total Fire Bans, including any closures or restrictions visit esa.act.gov.au or call Access Canberra on 13 22 81.