A total fire ban will come into effect from midnight on Wednesday due to a forecast for hot, dry and windy conditions.
Superintendent Mark Williams said the Total Fire Ban will remain in place for a 24 hour period.
“Latest forecasts indicate high temperatures, low humidity and strong winds, with a Severe Fire Danger Rating in place across the Shoalhaven area,” said Supt. Mark Williams.
“Under Severe Conditions, fires will be uncontrollable and fast moving, and could threaten properties with little warning.
“If a fire breaks out in Severe conditions, you should only stay with your home if it’s well-prepared and you are able to actively defend it.’’
Supt Williams said a total fire ban means a ban on the lighting of any fires out in the open, including wood or solid fuel barbeques.
Supt Williams has encouraged property holders to ensure they take precautions during the current conditions.
“Many fires start as a result of human activities, including working with machinery, and the risk of more fires is high in these extremely dry conditions.”