“Firefighters are ending the day in control across NSW as the third Watch and Act warning in Sydney was downgraded to Advice this evening. A property was earlier damaged in Sydney’s west as extreme heat and dangerous winds fanned fires across the state. The fire burned close to homes in Whitehaven Road, Northmead, and crews from Fire and Rescue NSW and NSW RFS attended the scene. NSW Fire and Rescue confirmed one property had been damaged, but that firefighters and water aircraft were getting the upper hand, with the warning level downgraded to ‘advice’. ‘The immediate threat has ceased,’ NSW RFS said in a tweet.”
“Kenthurst, in Sydney’s north-west, is also the site of a grassfire, but there is no threat to buildings or people. Crews are also battling a bushfire in Faulconbridge, in the Blue Mountains, which has now also been downgraded to Advice. There are still more than 60 fires burning across the state, but at the moment there is no threat to properties or lives. Extreme heat and strong winds generated dangerous conditions for the spread of bushfires today in NSW and Queensland. NSW Rural Fire Service crews have been battling more than 100 fires between the Victorian and Queensland borders in the last 48 hours. ‘It’s certainly the worst day for fire risk since last fire season,’ NSW RFS Commissioner Rob Rogers told Today. ‘At the moment we’re using overwhelming force so every time we get a call about a fire starting we’re sending everything we can to make sure we limit the spread of these fires,’ Mr Rogers said” – 9News.