It may be winter but there’s still an increased risk of fires in some parts. @bnhcrc has released the Australian Seasonal Bush Fire Outlook, showing increased risk on far south coast. There's still a long way to go before peak of the fire season.

Firefighters have contained a house fire on Fifth Ave, Llandilo which started around 3:30pm on Sunday. All persons have been accounted for, with @nswpolice and investigating the cause of the fire. Crews will work over coming hours to mop up and overhaul the structure.

With winter frosts causing grass to cure, a number of grass fires have threatened assets over the weekend. It is important to maintain a cleared line of at least 20m around assets. Remain in attendance if using fire and make sure you have sufficient water to extinguish

Even though we have seen some much needed rain and cooler temperatures over recent months, we still have the potential for fires. A grass fire this afternoon burnt out around 26 hectares at Tenterfield with the potential to threaten homes and the nearby airport.

After seeing an influx of volunteers across the bush fire season, it is encouraging to see that there is a lot of young people joining the ranks.

The Kosciuszko Rd at East Jindabyne has been closed as firefighters from and deal with a truck fire. There may be a short delay for those travelling between Cooma and Jindabyne.

It's great to see some good rain across western . The @BOM_NSW is forecasting more over the coming months. Inspector Jillian Butler talks about some of the growth in the Lightning Ridge area.

Congratulations to the eight members named today as Australian Fire Service Medal (AFSM) recipients in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Well done and thank you for your commitment and service to the community. Recipient’s achievements here:

Emergency Services are on scene at a truck fully alight on the Hume Highway at Brookham, in the Yass Valley. All Northbound lanes are currently closed and are likely to be for some time.

Update: Firefighters have extinguished the truck fire on the M1 near Mooney Mooney. The freeway does remain closed northbound and there is significant traffic delays. @LiveTrafficNSW

Firefighters from and are on scene at a truck fire on the M1 at Mooney Mooney. North bound lanes are currently closed. No reported injuries. @LiveTrafficNSW

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge pay tribute to volunteer first responders as part of Australia’s inaugural Thank a First Responder Day.

There’s snow chance of a bush fire in today. However it’s important to keep one meter from the heater.

As National Volunteer Week comes to a close, we caught up with some of our own volunteers to get their thoughts on what volunteering means to them.

This National Volunteer Week Commissioner Rob Rogers thanks volunteers for their dedication and commitment during the past fire season and to the community, for their support and generosity towards our volunteers.

It’s National Volunteer Week, and we’d like to say thank to all of our volunteers across the state for the valuable contribution they make to the , and to their communities.

We are approaching the winter months, where there is an increase in the number of fires starting in the home.

Today @FRNSW demonstrated just how fast a fire can take hold in the home.

For information on how to make your Home Fire Escape Plan, visit

Firefighters will continue hazard reduction burns today as they take advantage of favourable weather. A 760ha burn NW of Hornsby will commence later today & continue over coming days. Smoke from this burn is likely to drift across the Central Coast & Newcastle areas.

The Artillery Hill HR, currently being conducted in the Sutherland area is producing a significant smoke column, visible from Sydney.

Crews will continue to carry out this important burn tomorrow, so smoke will remain visible.

For more info on HRs visit

Smoke from planned hazard reduction burns being undertaken by fire agencies and land managers today and across the next few days may settle in parts including the Greater Sydney, Illawarra, Central Coast and Newcastle regions. More information at

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