Girribung Creek Fire:
The Girribung Creek Fire in
started on the 20th of December
following dry lightning storms across the Park. The fire expanded significantly
under severe weather conditions and is now just over 43 000 hectares. Wollemi National Park
The fire is in a very remote part of
generally to the east of Wollemi National Park , and no property is under threat. The fire
has significant natural fire breaks around it and large areas that have
recently burnt to the east and west. Gospers Mountain
Over 30 National Parks and Wildlife Service fire fighters and a number of helicopters continue working on containing and mopping up the fire. The fire operation is being managed from the NPWS depot in Rylstone.
Ongoing dry conditions have tested fire fighters and containments for the fire. The southern edge of the fire has now burnt out and held above the
, the western edge of the fire is contained
on the Running Stream and Coorangooba Creeks and the northern edge of the fire
is contained by Koondah and Ovens Creeks. Capertee River
Coorangooba Camping area (near Glen Davis) remains closed to the public.
Whilst the main fire has burnt out and is now contained, unfortunately a spot fire crossed the
to the south last Friday. This
fire is now around 600 hectares but is contained by natural fire breaks and
creek systems. No property is under threat and the fire will be monitored
regularly from the air. Colo River
Unfortunately, on Sunday afternoon another dry lightning storm across the park started three new fires – two to the
of north west and one north of Blackwater
creek in the Nullo Mountain . Rapid response by helicopters
and NPWS fire fighters has seen the two Widden Valley fires contained and work is
progressing well on containment of the Blackwater fire. Nullo Mountain
Whilst the weather forecast for coming days is more favourable with lower temperatures and moister conditions, there are still several large areas of contained fire on the Singleton side of the park burning within containments. These pockets will continue to burn out and may generate a significant amount of smoke. This smoke is likely to continue to be present across the area for at least a week and up to 14 days.
Depending on wind conditions, smoke is likely to be experienced in the
, Kandos and Rylstone areas. Capertee Valley
The fire is being continually monitored as NPWS and RFS crews work towards full containment.
For further information on progress of the fire, please visit the Rural Fire Service Website at www.rfs.nsw.gov.au