The Blue Mountains City Council and National Parks and Wildlife Service have moved to shut many of the reserves around Katoomba and Wentworth Falls due to the risk posed by the Ruined Castle bushfire.
Firefighters and aircraft worked over the weekend to slow the spread of a bushfire at Ruined Castle near Katoomba over the weekend.
Reserves around the Katoomba and Wentworth Falls areas were closed as the fire continued to burn out of control on Monday, December 2.
As of midday Monday, it had burned 663 hectares and a watch and act alert had been issued.
Closures announced by the council included Landslide Lookout, Cyclorama Point, Malaita Point, Eaglehawk Lookout, Katoomba Falls, Cliffview Lookout, Honeymoon Lookout, Leura Cascades, Olympian and Elysian Rock, Sublime Point and Lincolns Rock.
Echo Point remained open as of 2pm, but the council stated this could change and National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) also had extensive closures in the area.
Mayor Mark Greenhill said it was important for the community to remain vigilant.
"The Ruined Castle bush fire continues to burn in the Jamison Valley, Cedar Creek and Narrow Neck Plateau areas today," Cr Greenhill said.
"Firefighters have been working hard to slow the spread of the fire through the valley.
"Listen to the advice we are being given by emergency services. Be alert. Follow your Bush Fire Survival Plan.
"To our emergency services workers, I express the gratitude of our community."
- For further updates on walking tracks in Council and Crown reserves, call the Blue Mountains City Tourism information line on 1300 653 408.
- National Parks and NPWS reserves, contact the NPWS Heritage Centre on 4787 8877 (9am to 4.30 pm - seven days) or go to the National Parks website.
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