A Total Fire Ban has been declared from Midnight tonight for 24 hours for the Greater Sydney Area, including the Blue Mountains.
Residents should prepare to activate their bushfire survival plan.
During a Total Fire Ban, on fires may be lit and only electric or gas barbecues may be used close to a residential building.
All fire permits are suspended from midnight tonight.
For further information about Total Fire Ban rules, visit http://www.bluemountains.rfs.nsw.gov.au/.