Asquith Avenue Wentworth Falls Fire
Published Date: 22 Jan 2018
Just after midnight last night the Brigade was called to a report of bush alight along the Darwin's Walk track at Jamison Creek Wentworth Falls.
On arrival crews found a large area of bushland burning with possible property under threat. Numerous RFS and Fire & Rescue NSW appliances were sent to the area, and thanks to a huge effort from both services, the fire was brought under control by about 3:30am.
As the fire has burnt in areas of swamp and heath, there is a very large amount of smouldering material that must be monitored and extinguished. RFS and Fire & Rescue NSW personnel will remain on scene throughout the day to black out and patrol. A water bucketing helicopter has been requested as a precaution and should be on scene early this morning.
There is no current threat to surrounding properties, however, severe fire danger conditions are forecast today and this may test containment lines on the fire. If you live in this area please take the time to review your bush fire survival plan and the preparedness of your property.
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