New South Wales Fire Map
The New South Wales Fire Map has been launched to keep the public informed about evacuation centres, emergency alerts and the current status of the numerous bushfires that continue to threaten NSW communities.
The interactive Fire Map features official data from the Rural Fire Service (RFS), State Emergency Service (SES) and other government agencies – including warnings, incident updates, evacuation centres, community meeting notifications, road closures and air quality.
The map also features real-time social media updates, with geo-located photographs, videos and comments from Twitter and Instagram providing an eye-witness account of what’s happening on the ground in affected areas.
Members of the public can contribute to the Fire Map by enabling location services on their social media accounts and smartphone; and using fire-related hashtags such as #nswfires.