Blue Mountains fires cound merge to form massive fire front

Blue Mountains fires cound merge to form massive fire front

NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons says it is a very real concern two fires in the Blue Mountains could join to form a massive fire front.

An emergency warning remains in place for the state mine fire near Lithgow in NSW, as the Rural Fire Service prepares for worsening conditions.

There are fears this blaze, as well as another one in Mount Victoria in the Blue Mountains may join together to form a larger fire front.

Residents of Bell are being told to leave their homes immediately.

A watch and act alert is also in place for a fire in Balmoral in the Southern Highlands and another in Springwood.

Commissioner Fitzsimmons says forecasts for Wednesday will challenge firefighters.

A total fire ban remains in place for the Greater Sydney Region until further notice.

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