Yesterday we experienced 'Very High' fire danger conditions which tested the containment strategy put in place for the Terraborra North fire. We went through the day without any major issues on the the Terraborra North fireground, or any new outbreaks across the Hawkesbury district.
This is a testament to the professionalism of all the frontline firefighting crews, as well as those that have supported their operations, whether that be through the Communications and Catering Groups or logistical 'runners'.
A southerly change has reached the fireground this afternoon bringing cooler temperatures, higher humidities and some rainfall.
After conducting several aerial incendiary runs late yesterday afternoon, it is my intent to monitor the fire as it reacts to the southerly change throughout the afternoon with the view to officially declare the fire 'contained' by the end of the day if no issues are experienced.
Over coming days we will be demobilising the temporary infrastructure put in place to support our operations. It is my intent to have a minimum of crews to patrol the fireground tomorrow before ceasing patrols at the conclusion of their shifts.
Please pass on my appreciation to your families, friends and employers for allowing you to commit to fighting this fire. Thank you once again for your efforts, I am proud of what we have achieved and it could not be done without your professionalism and dedication to the cause.
Superintendent Karen Hodges | Incident Controller | Hawkesbury District NSW RURAL FIRE SERVICE