A Scrub fire in Berry St near Doctors Gap off the Vale of Clywwd is our of control affecting 40 acres .
Helicopters have been aerial bombing the fire with water from the north of Hartley Valley since dawn this morning.
RFS has a Watch and Act alert on this blaze.
Minimum temperature overnight was 20 degrees C! and there’s a fresh wind from the West after last night’s very strong NNW winds have eased.
Yesterday’s TOTAL FIRE BAN continues into today.
Lighting a fire on a day of Total Fire Ban attracts a fine of up to $5500 and/or 12 months gaol. Penalties for a fire that escapes and damages or destroys life, property or the environment can attract much greater fines and gaol terms with maximums at $100,000 and/or 14 years gaol.
Civil law suits can also be brought against the person responsible for a fire by those seeking compensation for losses sustained.