First of two big fires in southern NSW due to low humidity, heavy rain, strong winds

Two major fires are burning in south-eastern New South Wales and the state’s Bureau of Meteorology says it is now expecting at least three more.

The fires are in the Herseyshires region of the state and are due to start burning on Friday morning, with winds up to 50 kilometres per hour (31 mph) expected to cause major bushfire danger.

More than 40 people were killed in the blaze in Herseyshire last month.

Fire crews are working through a complex bushfire strategy, with a priority for protecting the fire-prone Herseyships National Park and the area around it, and providing safety for the surrounding community.

Topics:fires,fires-and-accidents,fire,environment,fire-management,nsw,alp,newcastle-2300,nsp,burswood-2402First posted October 08, 2018 10:59:35Contact Sarah HenshawMore stories from New South Welsh