FIRES BEGIN: Total fire bans for much of NSW
A TOTAL fire ban has been declared for the Greater Hunter, Southern Ranges, Central Ranges, and North Western regions as the state prepares for another week of scorching temperatures.
The ban comes as firefighters continue to battle a bushfire that is still raging through the Royal National Park along Sir Bertram Stevens Drive between Garie Beach and Wattamolla Beach.
The fire is being treated as suspicious with an investigation underway, a NSW Police spokeswoman told AAP.
The fire ban was declared yesterday and will continue through to today for much of NSW.
A Total Fire Ban has been declared for tomorrow 22nd Jan for the Greater Sydney (including Blue Mountains & Central Coast), Greater Hunter, Southern Ranges, and Central Ranges fire areas. Very High and Severe fire danger is forecast for large parts of NSW, as indicated on the map pic.twitter.com/hwvQETjWAN— NSW RFS (@NSWRFS) January 21, 2018