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 running fire. The fire has been limited to approximately 775ha.
Aircraft with infrared sensing capabilities have identified isolated hotspots and a combination of ground crews and aircraft are attacking these points. Heavy plant is available to provide support at short notice should the need arise.
Residents may notice an increase in air traffic and fire fighting appliances, but there has been no breach of the containment lines at this fire.
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 152ha.
Specialist remote area fire teams are being inserted via helicopter and are working hard to restrict the growth of this fire. Whilst the area of this fire is not large, the perimeter is over 7km long and traverses extremely challenging terrain.
Weather conditions on Sunday restricted aircraft movements and is anticipated that a more favourable weather forecast for the start of this week will enable crews to secure this fire.
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.
· 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
. Remember roads may be closed without warning.
· If you need to report a new fire or require urgent assistance, dial Triple Zero (000).