A bushfire in the Pilliga Forest has been brought under control. It burnt an area of 97 hectares between X Line Road and Blue Nobby Road close to gas infrastructure. Another smaller fire in the Pilliga West State Conservation Area is being controlled.
Meanwhile the NSW government considers setting up a special gas zone in northern NSW and may release more areas for exploration to increase supplies in the state and spur job creation, according to Peter Hannam in the Sydney Morning Herald.
Before travelling into the forest download:
Fires Near Me App
Or ArcGIS NSW Fire Map
Check the weather forecast including wind and direction
Check Pilliga National Park – current alerts