THE main fire activity today is in the south-west to southern area around Ringwood Trail to East-West Trail through to Collins Bonnet in very steep and inaccessible terrain. Crews with the assistance of machinery are working on the fire edge around the Ironstone Gully, Ringwood Rd and Ringwood Trail area. Crews are also undertaking property protection at the bottom of Ringwood Trail.
There is active fire around Collins Cap Rd with the junction of Suhrs Rd. This is not causing any immediate threat to residents, but residents need to remain vigilant.
The fire in this area is producing a considerable amount of smoke and may be causing smoke and ash to be falling in many areas including the northern suburbs, Collinsvale, Molesworth and Mt Wellington. People in New Norfolk may also see an increse in smoke.