Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

Watch and Act - Ruined Castle fire (Blue Mountains LGA)

Posted:14/12/2019 16:25

A bush fire is burning to the south of the Katoomba and Leura area and in the Megalong Valley. The fire has burnt 4,000 hectares is being controlled.

Current Situation

The fire is burning south of Katoomba in the Pitts Amphitheatre and in the Narrow Neck Plateau area.
Firefighters are undertaking backburning operations to stop the fire further spreading into the Megalong Valley.
Fire activity has eased across the fireground early this morning.
Narrow Neck and Glenraphael Drive are closed.

If you are in the area of Cliff Drive at Katoomba and in the Megalong Valley, monitor conditions.
Check and follow your bush fire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, decide what you will do if the situation changes.
Leaving early is your safest option.
If you are threatened by fire

Do not be in the path of the fire.
Protect yourself from the heat of the fire. Wear protective clothing and footwear. Cover all exposed skin.
If the fire impacts, seek shelter in a solid structure to protect yourself from the heat of the fire.
If your life is at risk, call Triple Zero (000).
If you are in an area that has already been affected by fire, there may be small areas of active fire burning for some time. Be aware of the dangers of trees and branches falling.
Other Information

Stay up to date on bush fires in your area by checking the NSW RFS website, listening to your local radio station, or by calling the NSW RFS Bush Fire Information Line on 1800 679 737.
People with respiratory conditions who are affected by bush fire smoke should activate their health management plan and seek medical advice if necessary. Take precautions, such as staying indoors and closing windows.
For information on road closures, check Live Traffic NSW. Roads may be closed without warning.
Monitor weather conditions and weather warnings at Bureau of Meteorology.
Before visiting national parks, check for closures at
For updates from Scenic World, visit

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