Update: Scone Mountain fire – Monday

Filed in Just In by October 23, 2023

NO homes have been reported lost from the fire to date, thanks to an amazing effort from fire services, including NSW Rural Fire Service locals and teams from as far afield as Newcastle and Tamworth, aerial support including Pays Air Service and Fire and Rescue NSW, also supported by NSW Police.

Many residents of Segenhoe are still without power frustrating their efforts to pump water to their rooves and protect property, but grateful for the huge influx of support with so many people fighting the fire and keeping them safe.

The fire is still out of control in bushland and has affected more than 912 hectares to date.

Containment lines have not been breached to date and firefighters are taking advantage of milder conditions this morning before stronger westerly winds arrive this afternoon.

The stronger gusts of winds are expected mainly on the Range, with NSW Rural Fire Service assessing the Scone area will be somewhat protected from stronger gusts.

The focus of crews today is along Gundy Road and Barton Street, with containment strategies ready at Glens Creek Road, Segenhoe.

Crews are expected to be working throughout the week and preparing for hotter and windier conditions mid-week.

Residents near the fire zone, particularly near Segenhoe, are encouraged to watch for any embers from the fire and be prepared if conditions change.

Near Segenhoe this morning at dawn. Photo: Amanda Gaffney Ray.

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