Madden’s Plains bushfire ‘under control’

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The Madden’s Plains bushfire. Photo: NSW Rural Fire Service.

THE NSW Rural Fire Service have contained a bushfire burning on Madden’s Plains at Bulli Tops this afternoon.

Crews from Helensburgh and other Illawarra brigades are currently at the scene, south of Helensburgh on the Princes Highway.

The fire has consumed about six hectares of bushland and is currently under control.

The Helensburgh Volunteer Rural Fire Brigade have posted on its Facebook Page that despite smoke being visible from the northern Illawarra, there is no threat to property.

Maddens Plains Bushfire March 2019 Anthony Turner

The smoke from the bushfire as seen from the coast today. Photo: Anthony Turner.


About Mick Roberts

A journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.


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