THE Buckyjumba fire in the Deua National Park and Dampier State Forest (15kms west of Nerrigundah, 20kms northwest of Tinpot and 3km north east of Belowra Valley) is now showing no signs of active fire.
The fire has been limited to approximately 775ha’s.
The Buckyjumba Fire is now listed at Patrol status. Ground crews will continue to patrol as necessary. Aircraft and heavy plant are available to provide support at short notice should the need arise.
The Corn Trail Fire started in remote country 18km north west of Nelligen in Monga National Park on Wednesday, October 23.
The fire has only grown slowly over recent days and is now approximately 140ha.
Specialist remote area fire teams are being inserted via helicopter and are working hard to restrict the growth of this fire.
A favourable weather forecast is supporting this approach and all available resources are focused on containing this fire as soon as is possible.
It is possible that smoke may impact on the Kings Hwy and motorists should take heed of warnings and drive accordingly. Fire vehicles will also be using the Kings Hwy to access the fire ground.
There are currently no assets threatened, however residents should keep themselves informed of any developments.
The Corn Trail walking track and all trails leading into this area of Monga National Park will remain closed until further notice.
Residents should remain aware of the situation as conditions can change quickly.
In addition to the huge efforts being made by fire fighting personnel it is important to acknowledge the countless hours contributed by dedicated volunteers in support of this effort.
Catering crews, radio operators, airbase support units and the numerous rouseabouts are all vital components of an exercise of this nature.
* Remain vigilant, conditions can change quickly.
* Prepare your property for bushfires.
* If you do not have a Bush Fire Survival Plan now is the time to prepare one.
* Consider how you will protect pets and livestock
* Stay informed about the weather conditions and fire situation by listening to local radio or checking the Rural Fire Service Website.
* Updates on this fire are also available at www.rfs.nsw.gov.au or by calling call 1800 NSW RFS (1800 679 737).
* Find out the latest Fire Danger Rating in your area at www.rfs.nsw.gov.au or by calling 1800 NSW RFS (1800 679 737).
* For information on road conditions or closures, please call the NSW RTA on 131 700 or check www.rta.nsw.gov.au. Remember roads may be closed without warning.
* If you need to report a new fire or require urgent assistance, dial Triple Zero (000)