As the first sunrise of 2014 unfolds the Valley fills with – not mist – but smoke!
Not a particularly auspicious start to the year. We hope it is not a portent of things to come.
More research on the RFS website brings up this information and once the winds change from NE to NW the skies should clear here:
IDENTIFICATION NAME: Girribung Creek
ALERT LEVEL: Advice
LOCATION: Very remote area 5 miles east of Gospers Mountain.
COUNCIL AREA: Lithgow
STATUS: being controlled
TYPE: Forest fire
SIZE: 11260 ha
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Rural Fire Service
UPDATED: 31 Dec 2013 16:00
More information on other fires in NSW can be found on the RFS Website:
Thanks for the update. I was watering the veg garden when I suddenly realised i was surrounded by smoke. I couldn’t find anything on any of the websites I checked, but given that my weather vane was pointing approximately north I thought it might be the Gospers Mountain fire – glad to know i was right, since this fire doesn’t seem to be posing any great threat so far!
Glad to be of service, Margaret.
After the October fires we are all wary of the tiniest whiff of something not right. Just keep up the Rain Dancing. Hopefully we’ll score something from Tropical Cyclone Christine.