THE NSW Rural Fire Service said favrouable conditions yesterday helped fire fighting efforts, but erratic winds today mean residents need to be prepared.
Today the winds will be swinging between south-westerly to north-westerly which will be problematic for firefighters. However, wind gusts will be manageable, with stronger wind gusts expected tomorrow making things more challenging.
Yesterday firefighters worked on the eastern side of the fire, while the northern end of the fire was burning in difficult to access areas.
The larger air tanker is being used to stop the spread on the northern side of the fire today.
The RFS warned residents everywhere, including the township of Scone, need to be prepared to act on their bushfire plans quickly.
“The bit of smoke in town today, we hope serves are a reminder there is a need to stay up to date and be ready to act,” said an RFS spokesperson.
“Make sure your gutters are cleared, grass is cut, combustibles are away from the house and trim any overhanging branches away from homes. It is important to do that for the upcoming fire season, but especially now when there is fire activity,” she said.