NSW Rural Fire Service (NSWRFS) and National Park & Wildlife Service fighters are attending to a number of fires burning in remote and rugged terrain within the Blue Mountains National Park. A Total Fire Ban has been declared for the Blue Mountains LGA until midnight for the 22/11/09.
The Bell Complex Fire consists of two fires. The first is approximately 1ha in size and located 1km northeast of Bell, the second is approximately 20ha in size 4km west of Mount Wilson. Ground crews successfully worked throughout the day mopping up and working on containment lines.
The Hurley Heights Trail / Mount Hay Creek fire is located 9km north of Hazelbrook and is approximately 2ha in size. Crews were supported by aircraft to water bomb the edges of the fire and to assist remote area firefighters to work on containment lines. There is currently no property under threat.
The Short Creek Fire is located 7km North of Mt Wilson/Mt Irvine and is approximately 100 ha in size. With rising temperature and forecasted winds for tomorrow from the NW (gusting to 75 kph) this fire could threaten the townships Mt Wilson/Mt Irvine if fire spotting and intense or erratic fire behaviour occur during the afternoon due to very high fire conditions.