Fire contained near Oakdale: Photos

Firefighters have contained a blaze near Oakdale which has burned for nearly five days.

Rural Fire Service (RFS) Southern Highlands district manager, Superintendent Martin Surrey said the fire was caused by lightning striking a tree at Brimstone Creek.

The Oakdale Rural Fire Brigade, along with the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), received the call-out on Saturday afternoon.

Superintendent Surrey said the fire was contained on Tuesday night after burning across 18 hectares.

He said firefighters remained on scene today (Wednesday, November 7) to mop up the rest of the fire.

“There are a couple of hot spots left to contain,” he said.

Superintendent Surrey said firefighters had received support from NPWS staff and several water-bombing helicopters.

“Thanks to the National Parks and RFS for their quick response, the fire was contained to 18 hectares,” he said.

“It could have been a lot worse with the hot and dry weather conditions over the weekend.”

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