FIRE ON CENTRAL COAST ISLAND

Darrin Crisp Photography

More spectacular images are emerging of a bushfire burning on Lion Island on the Central Coast.

Firefighters were called to the island, which sits just off the coast of Pearl Beach, on Saturday afternoon following reports of a fire.

It’s understood the island, which gets its name due to its shape, was struck by lightning, sparking a bushfire.

The Rural Fire Service’s Fires Near Me listing the blaze as under control, and covering an area of around 2 hectares.

RFS and National Parks & Wildlife crews are working to fully extinguish the fire.

Photos: Darrin Crisp Photography

 

Firefighters are currently undertaking a small burn to contain a bush fire burning on Lion Island north of Palm Beach and south of Umina and Pearl Beach. Lion Island is a nature reserve and is home to a large Little Penguin colony. The burn will be highly visible from the Palm Beach and Central Coast areas of Umina and Pearl Beach. National Parks and Wildlife Service officers will visit the area tomorrow to asses any impact to the native fauna. Video: Alex Milgate NSWRFS

Posted by NSW Rural Fire Service on Saturday, August 25, 2018

 

More photos courtesy of Brisbane Waters Rural Fire Brigade