NSW Rural Fire Service extinguish grass fire after lightning struck on Scone Road

Lightning starts grass fire on Scone Road

The NSW Rural Fire Service extinguished a grass fire on Scone Road north east of Gloucester yesterday afternoon (Monday, November 25).

The thunderstorm that rolled over the Gloucester yesterday afternoon brought with it lightning and according to Weatherzone, 1,786 lightning strikes occurred across Monday, with 197 hitting the ground.

At 4.36pm, the NSW RFS received a call about a grass fire on Scone Road which was reported to have been started by lightning.

Fire crews attended the scene and went to work on extinguishing the blaze.

It was reported that it was put out by 7:47pm, after it had burnt three hectares.

According to the Fires Near Me site, there are currently five fires burning in Barrington Tops, all listed at Advice:

Polblue Ridge is under control as at 5.38pm November 25, has burnt 30 hectares and is under the management of Forest Corporation of NSW.

Upper Moonan Brook is being controlled as at 9.57am November 26, has burnt 75 hectares and is under the management of the RFS.

Carters Road, Stuarts Brook is being controlled as at 9.51am November 26, has burnt 166 hectares and is under the management of the RFS.

Mount Royal 1 is out of control as at 5.23pm November 25, has burnt 10 hectares and is under the management of National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Mount Royal 2 is out of control as at 5.55pm November 25, has burnt 20 hectares and is under the management of National Parks and Wildlife Service.

There is also a fire still burning near north of Stroud listed as Advice, is under control, has burnt 839 hectares and is under the management of the RFS.

To keep up to date on the fire situation, visit www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/fires-near-me or download the app.