Sydney fire tears through 350ha of bush covering city in smoke

A large cloud of smoke hovers over Sydney this morning, as a major bushfire continues to rage in the city’s south.

Around 100 firefighters are working to contain the blaze in Kurnell, which is the first major event of the bushfire season.

The official start to the season was brought forward by fire chiefs following an unseasonal warm and dry winter.


The fire began on Sunday afternoon in the Botany Bay National Park and tore through around 350 hectares of land overnight, sending a large plume of smoke into the air and covering suburbs from Bondi to Redfern.

There is currently no threat to properties and the fire has been downgraded to an ‘advice’ level.