Above: Photo of the Lone Pine fire at Port Stephens. The fire crossed the Pacific Highway near Tarean Road and was moving east toward Scotts Road. New South Wales Rural Fire Service.
Numerous wildfires have been keeping firefighters in New South Wales busy for the last several days.
This video has some great shots of some of the activity:
North American air tankers under contract during the Australian summer, Coulson’s Tanker 132, an L-382G, and 10 Tanker’s T-910, a DC-10, have been used extensively over the last three days.
— Jason Morrison (@JasonMorrisonAU) November 6, 2016
As you can see below, the infrared mapping system the Aussies use provides an excellent image showing the location and intensity of a fire.