Fire Downgraded At Kurnell

Early taste of bushfire season

Fire Downgraded At Kurnell


A bit of an early taste for the upcoming bushfire season with firefighters forced to battle a blaze that broke out overnight in the Kamay Botany Bay National Park at Kurnell, in hot and windy conditions.

Around 100 rural firefighters are working to bring the fire under control, after it broke out just after 5pm in inaccessible terrain between the water desalinisation plant and the old Carbon Black site near Sir Joseph Banks Drive.

The blaze has ripped through around 350 hectares of land and the Rural Fire Service has this morning downgraded it to an 'advice' level.

The RFS says there is currently no threat to the Kurnell community or Greenhills beach.

While the cause of the blaze isn't yet known.

"We'll have fire investigators attend the scene a bit later on this morning, to try and determine the cause of the fire" James Morrris from the RFS said.