Fires Near Me

This page displays all bush and grass fires attended by fire services in NSW and other incidents attended by NSW RFS volunteers. 

You can click on any incident to see more information, and zoom in to see the latest mapped incident area. Incident maps may differ from the update time of each incident. 

When there is insufficient information about an incident location, the incident may be placed in the centre of the local government area. These are marked as an unmapped incident.

The More info icon indicates more information is available by clicking on the incident name.


Incident Name

Each incident is given a name to assist with managing multiple incidents. The name of an incident does not necessarily reflect the exact location of that incident.


Incident TypeIncident Description
Bush Fire Forest and/or Scrub Fire
Grass FireGrass Fire
Hazard ReductionPlanned controlled burns to reduce bush fire hazards
Structure FireA fire involving a residential, commercial or industrial building
Haystack FireHaystack fire
HAZMATThe NSW RFS provides operational support to the Fire & Rescue NSW for hazardous materials incidents
MVA/TransportTransport incidents including motor vehicle accident, aircraft incident and incidents involving a railway or railway rolling stock
Assist Other AgencyAssist other agency such as Fire & Rescue NSW, NSW Police, NSW SES, NSW Ambulance, Defence Force, interstate deployments etc
Search/RescueSearch and Rescue, rescue animal
Flood/Storm/Tree DownAssisting with Flood or storm damage or tree down
Vehicle/Equipment FireVehicle or Equipment fire such as car fire, farm machinery fire, transformer fire etc
Burn offBurn off such as stubble fire, pile burn etc
Fire AlarmAutomatic Fire Alarm or Domestic Smoke Alarm
MedicalMedical incident such as medical evacuation
OtherOther incidents such as smoke in vicinity, gas leak, building collapse etc



Out of Control

A fire which is spreading on one or more fronts. Effective containment strategies are not in place for the entire perimeter.

Being Controlled

Effective strategies are in operation or planned for the entire perimeter.

Under Control

The fire is at a stage where fire fighting resources are only required for patrol purposes and major re-ignition is unlikely.

Alert Level

Alert LevelDescription

Emergency Warning

An Emergency Warning is the highest level of Bush Fire Alert. You may be in danger and need to take action immediately. Any delay now puts your life at risk.

Watch and Act

There is a heightened level of threat. Conditions are changing and you need to start taking action now to protect you and your family.


A fire has started. There is no immediate danger. Stay up to date in case the situation changes.

Although every care is taken to ensure that all information in the NSW Rural Fire Service web site is accurate and up to date, NSW Rural Fire Service cannot accept any responsibility for mistakes or omissions. 


The incident information contained in the table and map above and on the map on the home page is available in the following formats:

  • GeoJSON
  • Geospatial RSS
  • Common Alerting Protocol (CAP)

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