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: