Firefighters help bird during blaze near Kangaloon

Firefighters assisting a baby bird after a fire on January 8. Photo RFS Southern Highlands Team Facebook.
Firefighters assisting a baby bird after a fire on January 8. Photo RFS Southern Highlands Team Facebook.

Several Rural Fire Service brigades worked to contain a fire west of Mittagong yesterday. 

Two lightning strikes ignited a blaze at Mt Lindsay in the the Upper Neapean state conservation area on Monday, January 8. 

The RFS crew worked alongside National Parks and Wildlife Service crews to contain the blazes at the Special Catchment Area near Kangaloon.

The out of control fire was declared ‘contained’ late yesterday afternoon. 

A firefighter from the RFS Southern Highlands assisted a small bird during the blaze, helping the animal access a refreshing drink of water. 

Residents have been reminded that no fire permits will be issued in the Wingecarribee until further notice. 

Due to the hot conditions fire permits have been suspended in the shire. 

The Rural Fire Service will regularly monitor conditions to decide whether this restriction can be lifted.

Any person who lights a fire without a permit may be subject to heavy penalties.

If you require further information, contact the district office on 4868 5500 during business hours.

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