NSW braces for dangerous fire conditions on Saturday
New South Wales is facing dangerous fire conditions on Saturday, with a heatwave expected to hit the state.
It’s expected to reach 41 degrees on parts of the South Coast of NSW tomorrow, with strong winds predicted.
A state of emergency has been declared in the ACT, as the Orroral Valley fire continues to burn.
It’s expected to cross over into NSW on Friday night.
The NSW Rural Fire Service has declared total fire bans in five areas of the state.
A Total Fire Ban will be in place for five areas tomorrow: Illawarra/Shoalhaven, Far South Coast, Monaro Alpine, Southern Ranges and Southern Slopes. As severe fire danger is forecast for southeast NSW, make sure you know what to do if threatened by fire. #nswrfs #nswfires pic.twitter.com/00FrYmuLOp
— NSW RFS (@NSWRFS) January 31, 2020
The NSW government is also asking people to help reduce electricity demand over the weekend, especially between 5pm and 9pm.
They’re calling on people to switch off non-essential appliances, turn off pool pumps and set air conditioners to a minimum of 24 degrees.
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