Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology New South Wales
Fire Weather Warning for the Australian Capital Territory.
Issued at 4:47 am EDT on Sunday 9 February 2014.
Weather Situation Hot and dry conditions combined with fresh northwesterly winds will lead to increased fire danger in the ACT on Sunday.
For the rest of Sunday 9 February:
Severe Fire Danger in the following fire area: Australian Capital Territory The ACT Rural Fire Service warns that any bushfire that starts has the potential to threaten lives and destroy homes.
The ACT Rural Fire Service advises you to: - Check your bushfire survival plan - Now. - Monitor the fire and weather situation in any way you can: through www.rfs.act.gov.au and www.bom.gov.au, television or radio. - Call Triple Zero if you see a fire.
The ACT Rural Fire Service advises that if you are in an area of Severe Fire Danger: - If you plan to leave finalise your options and leave early on the day. - Only stay if your home is well prepared and you can actively defend it. - Prepare for the emotional, mental and physical impact of defending your property - if in doubt, leave.
No further warnings will be issued for this event, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings issued if necessary.