All fire permits are suspended for Saturday.
The NSW Rural Fire Service has declared a total fire ban due to the forecast hot and windy conditions.
The ban covers Port Macquarie-Hastings Council.
With the severe and very high fire conditions, a rural fire service spokesperson said it is important for home owners to be well-prepared.
“Well prepared homes that are actively defended can provide safety during a fire,” the spokesperson said.
“Follow your bush fire survival plan and remain vigilant. Keep informed by listening to local radio and watching news broadcasts.
“Keep monitoring our website www.rfs.nsw.gov.au”
No fires may be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended during a total fire ban.
Gas and electric barbeques may be used provided certain conditions are met, the spokesperson said.
“Total Fire Ban rules and a map of current Total Fire Ban areas are at www.rfs.nsw.gov.au,” the spokesperson added.
The total fire ban covers the following councils:
Far North Coast (Severe) – Ballina, Byron, Clarence Valley, Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley and Tweed
North Coast (Very High) – Bellingen, Coffs Harbour, Gloucester, Great Lakes, Greater Taree, Kempsey, Nambucca, Port Macquarie-Hastings Council.