A Total Fire Ban has been declared for the Illawarra-Shoalhaven for Saturday, September 15.
The fire risk rating for Saturday is severe, with hot and windy conditions expected.
A Total Fire Ban means no fires out in the open. A Total Fire 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.
Keep informed by listening to local radio, watching television news broadcasts and monitoring www.rfs.nsw.gov.au.