Lane Cove bushfire

Published: 6th February 2009

Firefighters from 10 stations across Sydney responded to a bushfire in the Lane Cove National Park this afternoon. Fire crews faced a challenging fire due to variable wind conditions, several fires burning in areas which were difficult to access and a heavy fuel load. On several occasions, firefighters were faced with flare-ups, reaching a height of up to three metres and threatening nearby property. By nightfall, fire crews had contained the blaze and continually patrolled the area throughout the night. The following day firefighters extinguished the remaining pockets of fire and conducted blacking-out operations. Several NSWFB Community Fire Units were activated, providing firefighters with excellent support in extinguishing spot fires and protecting their homes. In total, 22 stations from across Sydney, assisted by firefighters from the National Parks and Wildlife and the RFS, including water-bombing helicopters, extinguished this fire.