A BLAZE at Halls Creek has ripped through more than 1400 hectares of national park and private property.
Rural Fire Service NSW crews are busy establishing containment lines to stop the fire spreading further.
“Approximately 50 per cent of the fire area is on private property; the other half is on a nature reserve,” incident controller Lachlann Ison said.
“The private property is largely inaccessible country, it’s not on prime agricultural land.”
At this time no properties are under immediate threat, but more than 100 firefighters are on scene working around the clock to control the blaze.
At least 15 kilometres of containment lines have been established, with five bulldozers and seven aircraft engaged.
There’s no relief in the immediate future, Mr Ison said.
“It’s in very rough terrain, it’s hard work – but the flip side is the firefighters have done an exceptional job,” he said.
“It’s definitely hard work. They’re working around the clock but making great inroads.”
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