THE catastrophic fire warning issued by the NSW Rural Fire Service has prompted the closure of several reserves and pathways in Lake Macquarie.
They include Mount Sugarloaf and the Sugarloaf State Conservation Area; Fernleigh Track; and Green Point Foreshore Reserve, at Valentine.
The closures will remain in place until 5pm on Wednesday, November 13.
"All Landcare sites are also closed and no Landcare works are to be undertaken during this time," a spokesperson for Lake Macquarie City Council said.
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service has closed all national parks and reserves in Lake Macquarie, as well.
To stay up to date with the latest information, visit the RFS website.
The closures will be reassessed on Wednesday morning and further advice provided.