Update: Scone Mountain fire – Monday night

Filed in Just In by October 23, 2023

NSW Rural Fire Service said the fire has burnt down to Gundy Road in several places including the intersection of Segenhoe Road and to the east, with the containment line near Inglewood, and has not crossed Glens Creek Road. 

The fire has also worked its way north parallel to Noblet Road, Scone, behind the saleyards and to the south a spot fire caused damage on Ranch Road near the Gun Club.

Crews were alerted to the fire on Ranch Road by a call to triple 0 and they have emphasised how important it is to report any fires where fire trucks are not in attendance. 

This is especially important tomorrow and Wednesday, when the fire danger is considered extreme.

Tomorrow will bring a drop in temperature and slight increase in humidity which will give fire fighters some reprieve.

However, winds are also expected to increase tomorrow and will make firefighting in bushland particularly difficult.

Residents of Segenhoe have all described a constant stream of aerial fire fighting throughout the day including water and retardant, which was a very welcome and reassuring sight.

Everyone is encouraged to ensure they have a fire plan. Embers can carry as far as 40 kilometres, which means the fire is still in close reach of the township of Scone with a wind change.

Keep watch for updates on the NSW Rural Fire Service website for any changes and subscribe to alerts for your area.

The fire has burnt through 940 hectares to date.


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