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Blue Mountains Bushfire Watch

NSW bushfires can be tracked at Fires Near Me. This is the information to monitor and act on.

In addition, there's Digital Earth Australia Hotspots which is a national bushfire monitoring system that uses satellite sensors to detect areas producing high levels of infrared radiation. NB. The satellites only pass over a given area between 2 and 4 times a day.

Here's a user guide for the hotspots website prepared by Margaret and Nathaniel Baker.

ArcGIS provides a more detailed map that shows the hot spots and combines it with the Fires Near Me information. Zooming in shows the detail.  magic!

Here's a list of Neighbourhood Safer Places provided by the Rural Fire Service.

Here's NSW road closures.

Flight Radar 24 can be used to show aerial fire fighting activity.

Blue Mountains Air Quality  The smoke from bushfires can be a health hazard. Air quality stations were installed in Lithgow, Katoomba, Wentworth Falls and Springwood in May 2019. The project is known as KOALA Blue Mountains (Knowing Our Ambient Local Air-Quality) and shows the quality of air in those locations.


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– the Darug and Gundungurra people –
and pay respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.
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