Total Fire Ban declared by NSW Rural Fire Service in Queanbeyan-Palerang on Friday, February 17

TOTAL FIRE BAN: NSW Rural Fire Service has declared a total fire ban in the region on Friday.
TOTAL FIRE BAN: NSW Rural Fire Service has declared a total fire ban in the region on Friday.

A total fire ban has been declared across the Queanbeyan-Palerang region on Friday, as the area faces a day of very high fire danger.

Hot and windy conditions are forecast, according to NSW Rural Fire Service.

A total fire ban means no fires out in the open. The ban helps limit the potential of fires developing.

During a total fire ban you cannot light, maintain or use a fire in the open, or to carry out any activity in the open that causes, or is likely to cause, a fire.

No general purpose hot works, such as welding or gas cutting can be done in the open.

The NSW RFS strongly recommends you reconsider activities such as such using a tractor or slashing, to help reduce the chance of a fire starting on your property. Under certain conditions, the NSW RFS may issue a Cease Harvest request.

The ban commences at midnight on Thursday.