Increased Fire Danger - 28 December

The Fire Danger Rating in the ACT has increased to SEVERE due to forecast wind speed being higher than anticipated.
A Total Fire Ban remains in place for the duration of 28 December 2019.
There have been some lightning strikes recorded in the Tinderries to the South East of the ACT.
There are currently no fires burning in the ACT.
Smoke from fires in NSW and Victoria remains in the ACT and is expected to thicken with wind changes in the afternoon.
An Incident Management Team has been activated to monitor conditions throughout the day.