30 fires burning across New South Wales

NSW fire
NSW RFS photo.

Firefighters in New South Wales, Australia, are battling 30 fires in their state, 17 of which are uncontrolled.

Below is an excerpt from an article at ABC news:

The Hunter region fire is burning west of Teralba on Rhondda Road behind a quarry and is sending large amounts of smoke over the area.
Paul Best from the RFS said the fire was being pushed east by westerly winds.

“People in Teralba might start seeing some embers falling and they’ll definitely be seeing smoke,” he said.

“There has been a request for aircraft and there will be some aircraft attending that fire.”

A separate bushfire in the Upper Hunter is still burning near the Goulburn River National Park, covering 25 hectares. More than 20 firefighters are on the ground fighting the blaze at Gungal, with four aircraft involved in the operation. Strong winds are producing unfavourable conditions, pushing the fire closer to the national park.

Firefighters are also battling a blaze at Budda Creek, in remote bushland within Yengo National Park, in the Hawkesbury region of Sydney. That fire had burnt more than 220 hectares, the RFS said.

There are two fires burning in a similar vicinity, started by lighting strikes from storms that went through the area yesterday.

RFS Inspector Ben Shepherd said there would be a large concentration of firefighting efforts in the Hawkesbury region in the coming weeks, with large fires burning in the area.

The NSW RFS video below is from the Budda Creek Fire near Hawkesbury.

Budda Creek Fire, NSW
Budda Creek Fire, Hawkesbury LGA. NSW RFS photo.

Fire Aviation has two videos of a DC-10 air tanker dropping on fires in New South Wales.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.