21 September 2011

[rfs-bluemountains-information] Information on fire activity in the Blue Mountains area

Blue Mountains Bush Fire Management Committee
Hazard Reduction Notification
Please be advised that on behalf of the Blue Mountains Bush Fire Management Committee (BMBFMC) crews from the NSW Rural Fire Service, Blue Mountains District (RFS) are intending to undertake Hazard Reduction (HR) burning at the following locations tonight:
Date              Wednesday 21 September 2011
Name of HR              Nioka Place
Location                Sandham Rd, BELL
Size                    19 hectares
Lead Agency             RFS
Date              Wednesday 21 September 2011
Name of HR              Porters Pass
Location                Centennial Glen Reserve, BLACKHEATH
Size                    1 hectares
Lead Agency             RFS
Further information regarding these activities can be found at
Information on Olympian Fire
Issued on 21 September 2011 at 11.00am
A fire has been burning near the backs of homes and down the escarpment at Olympian
Parade, Leura. The fire is burning in low-moderate fire danger and is being controlled by crews
from NSW Rural Fire Service (NSWRFS), Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) and National Parks
and Wildlife Service (NPWS). They will be assisted by aircraft for water bombing. A Remote
Area Firefighting Team (RAFT) will be deployed to access burning pockets at the base of the
For their own safety, people should not enter walking trails in the area which have been closed
These fires are being treated as suspicious and the public are requested to contact Crime
Stoppers 1800 333 000 if they have noted any suspicious activity in the last 48 hours.
Specialist Fire Investigation Units are currently on scene.
An ‘Advice’ alert level is current for this fire.
Continue to monitor the situation and follow your Bush Fire Survival Plan.
If you do not have a plan, decide what you will do if the situation changes.
Action may be required. Leaving early is the safest option.
If your life is at risk call triple zero (000) immediately.
Continue to stay up to date with the bush fire situation by checking www.rfs.nsw.gov.au,
listening to your local radio station or by calling the NSW Bush Fire Information Line on
1800 NSW RFS (1800 679 737)
For information on road conditions or closures, please call the NSW RTA on 131 700 or
check www.rta.nsw.gov.au. Remember roads may be closed without warning.
For information on closures of National Parks associated with this fire, please visit
Authorised by Incident Controller David Hoadley, Blue Mountains Fire Control Centre.Issued
by the Incident Management Team on behalf of the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire
Inspector Eric Berry
Community Safety Officer
NSW RURAL FIRE SERVICE                         
Blue Mountains District
Cnr Valley and Bathurst Roads
Katoomba NSW 2780
T: 02 4784 7444
M: 0414 195 615
F: 02 4784 7461